A new feature has been introduced into Facebook’s news feed: the Live Map, which shows in a very simple and intuitive way all live video streaming around the world. The idea pins up on users’ curiosity and on the need to experience life in a world without boundaries.
The most popular broadcasts are shown in a special column, and they are the main news broadcast channels and some public persons. But aside from that, the world full of its particularities and charms will be available for anyone to see and comment in real time.
The feature displays the map of the world with dots showing live broadcasting. Each broadcast is connected by lines to its viewers and pops up the video when hovered over, so you could see what the topic is and also how popular the broadcast really is.
Technically speaking, this is not an invention. Periscope had seized the opportunity long ago, and its app has the same features as Live Video does on Facebook. Users can watch videos and leave comments on the stream – live comments for live streaming.
The Video Map feature is also an improvement for Facebook’s functionality, as the only way to get live streaming that was available until now was through notifications. The new feature is also expected to boost traffic and involve more users on the social network.
And as live streaming attracts more and more people and users are ten times more prone to leave comments on this type of media, Facebook decided to keep up with the trend and play along in hopes of financial gains and new partnerships.
Live Video info has also been pushed up on the Facebook’s news feed in the last couple of weeks, showing that this “new” feature is not viewed as an experiment but as a whole new direction, both entertaining and educational.
As for its content, a few clicks on the new Video Map had shown a live video streaming of a boy staring at his smartphone, a girl getting a tattoo, or shaky images of a motorcycle ride. Still, in time users will know for sure how to get the best out of the new feature.
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