Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news.
To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.
What’s New This Week
Facebook Expands Ability to Broadcast Live from Desktops and Laptops to All Users: Facebook announced that everyone around the world can now “broadcast live video to Facebook from their desktop or laptop computers.”
Facebook also added a new Live feature that “makes it easy to use streaming software or external hardware when going live from a computer.” All Facebook users can now “seamlessly share their screens, insert graphics, switch cameras, or use professional equipment in Facebook Live videos” and broadcast directly from their personal profiles and well as to Facebook Groups, Events or Pages.
For example, it’s now “easier than ever” for gamers to stream their PC gameplay to their Facebook audience. Artists and presenters can switch between on-screen graphics and a camera for sharing tutorials and how-to Live videos from their computers.