According to Facebook, the current implementation of live video sharing stats shows that the amount of time people watch live videos is more than three times longer than when it is not live.
Moreover, the stats shows that more than 50% of people watching live videos are actually using Android devices – perhaps an indication of Android’s successful open source model.
The technicalities behind using the new feature has been explained by Facebook thusly:
- To share live video, simply tap “What’s on your mind?” at the top of News Feed and select the Live Video icon.
- You can write a quick description and select the audience before going live.
- During your broadcast, you’ll see the number of live viewers, the names of friends who are tuning in, and respond to a real-time stream of comments.
- When you end your broadcast, it will be saved on your Timeline like any other video, which you can then delete or keep for your friends to watch later.
At this opportunity, we should probably mention that the announcement of live video sharing feature coming to Android has been made about a month later than the announcement for iOS.