As demand for live video increases through COVID-19 lockdown, Facebook is allowing non-users to watch live streams from mobile devices, a feature that was earlier available on desktop. The new feature is already available to Android users and rolling out to iOS “in the coming weeks,” reports Engadget.
Facebook adding new options like ‘Public Switch Telephone Network’, that would allow people to listen in on a live-stream via a toll-free number. Facebook Live is working on an audio-only mode.
The social media giant is experiencing a massive surge in the usage of the Facebook app as billions of people stay home.
More than 70% of people are using group video calls and spending more time than usual watching Facebook and Instagram Live due to the new coronavirus pandemic.
In a proposition to manage the unprecedented load on Internet infrastructure as more people stay home during the coronavirus lockdown, Facebook and Instagram on Tuesday announced to lower video quality in India as well as Latin America. Users can check here for the latest Facebook updates and news around the world.