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Facebook will be mostly video in the next 5yrs –Mark Zuckerberg

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced that in the next five years, the social media platform will be mostly video.

It’s no secret that live video has become a priority for Facebook, with the company even recently tweaking its algorithm to show live video broadcasts higher up in people’s news feeds.

Now Facebook announced that its live video broadcasting feature — the aptly named “Facebook Live,” which debuted last summer — is available around the world to anyone who has the Facebook mobile app on their iPhone or Android smartphone (previously, the feature was limited to the U.S.). Facebook counts over 900 million daily users on mobile alone, so that’s a lot of people who can now begin to broadcast live videos on the social network.

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Faceook also took the opportunity to introduce a suite of new features for Facebook Live, including: the ability to begin broadcasting a live video inside a Facebook Event or a Group page; the ability for users to give feedback over live video broadcasts in real-time using Facebook’s new Reactions emoji; the ability to invite friends to a Facebook Live broadcast, and more. The company is also rolling out new metrics for those who create live videos.

If you’re in a Facebook Group, anyone can broadcast live, but only so that it’s visible to members of the group. For example, if you’re on a sports team and one of your players is injured or sick, they can still watch the game and give advice.

In an Event, anyone who has RSVP’d will be able to watch the Live video. Event administrators can also schedule live videos within an event, an option that YouTube has offered for its channels for some time now.

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