Facebook Adds Scheduling Function To Live Broadcasts

By Mary Cris Balancio, Posted: 10/19/16 09:49AM EDT

At the beginning of the year, Facebook started rolling out worldwide, one of its latest feature which is the Live Video. But apparently the social media has added another option that can be done with it. And that is - the option to schedule it.

With the latest update, live videos that are published via the social network's Live API can now be scheduled for a certain time to broadcast. The ability to schedule live broadcasts can be done in the publishing tools area. The post can be set up to one week in advance.

The latest update according to Tech Crunch eliminates some of the annoying things about live broadcasts. One of which is the spontaneous streaming without any form of notice or a way to announce it in advance link sharing.

This problem is solved by the update as after scheduling a post, announcements regarding the live broadcast will appear on the News Feed of the publisher. Users who see the post can then choose whether they would like to receive further notification before the broadcast starts to air.

Additionally, Digital Trends adds that users who joined the scheduled broadcast at least three minutes early will be hosted in a virtual lobby where they can have mingle around. With this additional feature, the publisher of the live broadcast will have the ability to monitor the population of his audience.

For more detailed instruction regarding the new feature, you can visit the social media's blog post which is written specifically to aid publishers.

The newly improved Live Video broadcast feature will start rolling out the ability to schedule live broadcasts via Live API for verified pages this Thursday. Other pages can expect it in the weeks to come. Meanwhile publishers who use a third-party tool to broadcast have to stay tune for now as the social network is yet to make scheduling features that will support developers.

© 2017 iSports Times All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.


New England Patriots Trading Jimmy Garoppolo to Cleveland Browns After RG3 Injury?

Jimmy Garoppolo performed well for the New England Patriots in Week 1, but his time as a starter mig... more

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas Returning Against Indianapolis Colts

The Denver Broncos may be getting a big shot in the arm if reports are true that wide receiver Demar... more

NFL Rumors: Cleveland Browns Signing Geno Smith To Replace Robert Griffin III

The Cleveland Browns find themselves in a very precarious position following the untimely injury to ... more

MLB Trade Rumors: Ryan Braun To LA Dodgers for Yasiel Puig

Imminent Blockbuster Trade seems to be a done deal for Dodgers' Yasiel Puig and Brewers' Ryan Braun more

MLB Standings & Playoff Race: Why the Chicago Cubs Should Fear the LA Dodgers

The return of Dodgers' pitcher Clayton Kershaw should put a scare on the Chicago Cubs' magical seaso... more

Cleveland Cavaliers Get DeMarcus Cousins For Kevin Love, Is It A Fair Deal?

The Cleveland Cavaliers don’t need much to improve for the coming season meaning Kevin Love trade ru... more

Miami Heat Should Trade Chris Bosh, Build Around Hassan Whiteside

The likelihood of Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh of leaving the team is getting bigger, as possible t... more

WWE No Mercy 2016 Latest News: AJ Styles vs. John Cena Revived, Dean Ambrose the Odd Man Out?

AJ Styles will put the WWE heavyweight title on the line at No Mercy in a Triple Threat match which ... more

Real Time Analytics