Facebook just launched live video in messenger!
The updates just keep rolling out for Facebook this year! Facebook just launched live video in messenger called Instant video! Another great feature Facebook should be applauded for.
Here’s what the team Facebook had to say:
‘we simply expect to have that ability in real-time, all the time. With Instant Video, you can bring your conversations to life in the most authentic way — seamlessly and instantly. It’s perfect for sharing quick moments with friends who aren’t right by your side or making your conversations richer by seeing each other face-to-face when you are messaging’
According to Facebook, here’s how it works:
‘First make sure that both you and your friend have the latest version of Messenger for either iOS or Android. Then, while both of you are viewing an open Messenger conversation, tap on the video icon in the top right corner to start sharing real-time video. Audio is off by default because sometimes you just need to see something, not hear it — but sound can easily be turned on if you choose. Your video will float over the active text conversation that you can continue while viewing the video. Your friend can watch your video stream and share a video back if they decide.’
Sounds awesome right?
Obviously this is a great fun feature for friends to keep in touch in real time with live video. But what are the uses for business? I can think of a few. Watch this space for our ideas for businesses using instant video in Facebook messenger.
How will you be using this new update?