Go live on Facebook from your desktop!

NOTE: the ability to go live from a desktop is currently limited to the Chrome browser and extends to Facebook groups as well.

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Facebook shared several new tools and improvements that “give publishers more control, customization, and flexibility over their broadcasts.” These updates include the ability to go live on a Facebook page through a web browser from a desktop, video metrics for public videos for profiles with 5,000 or more followers, comment pinning, and more.

Page admins can go live by clicking the Start a Live Video button in the new post options on their page.

Facebook also introduced a new Live Contributor role in pages, which allows admins to “designate specific individuals to go live on behalf of a Page” and “gives contributors the flexibility to stream great live content from a mobile device… whenever it happens.” This functionality eliminates the need to grant broadcasters admin access before they can go live on your Facebook page, which maintains “security and control” over your page.

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