‘TV camera in your pocket’: Facebook expands Live options

Live-streaming from Facebook is about to get a lot easier, as the Menlo Park-based company is rolling out new features aimed at surpassing Periscope in the field of user-generated video content.

Live-streaming from Facebook is about to get a lot easier, as the Menlo Park-based company is rolling out new features aimed at surpassing Periscope in the field of user-generated video content.

Having already rolled out the livestreaming video service to most users in January, the company announced on Wednesday that it would enable Live in Facebook groups and events. Other features available right away include filters and the option to invite friends from inside the livestream.

“Live is like having a TV camera in your pocket,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted on Wednesday. “Anyone with a phone now has the power to broadcast to anyone in the world.”

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