Modern smartphones and tablets make it easy to document the world around us by taking photos and capturing video with just a couple of taps on the screen.
We can then easily (and instantly) share those photos and videos with others by posting them on Facebook.
Well, the folks at Facebook have taken the ability to share our videos to an entirely new level with an awesome feature called Facebook Live.
In a nutshell, Facebook Live lets you record live audio and video of virtually any event in real time and share it on your Facebook Timeline so your Facebook friends can witness the event as it unfolds.
For example, you could easily broadcast a youngster’s first T-Ball game, a wedding or most any other live event right on your Timeline to allow those who are unable to attend the event in person to watch it with their own eyes, in real time.
Your Facebook Live videos can be up to four hours in length, which is plenty of time to broadcast most types of events from start to finish.
And by the way, Facebook Live is free! Pretty neat, huh?
As I mentioned earlier, your live videos will be displayed on your Facebook Timeline. Your friends will be notified when you “go live” and they can click on the notification to watch the live video and enjoy the event right along with you.
After you tap “Finish” to end the video you can choose to either delete it or post it on your Timeline. If you decide to post it you’ll still have the option to delete it at any time in the future.
You’ll find simple, step-by-step instructions for using Facebook Live to capture and share live video with your Android or iOS device right here.
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