Facebook’s newest release has the potential to either make your timeline more annoying than before or give you a better way to keep in contact with friends. This release is live video. Facebook is now allowing a “small subset” of users live stream videos to their friends’ newsfeeds. Once the video is no longer streaming, it is posted to the user’s timeline like other videos would be.
Essentially, this is Facebook’s way to competing with Periscope and Meerkat. Currently, it has been used by users with large follower counts, like Martha Stewart and Lester Holt, but Facebook predicts that it will be quickly adopted by all of their users if and when it is made available.