Facebook Live Now Offers Built-In Screen Sharing Feature

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Facebook Live, the feature that allows Facebook users to broadcast live video to followers and friends, was today updated with support for screen sharing.

As noticed by The Next Web, there's now a button for sharing your computer screen when broadcasting on Facebook Live.

Image via The Next Web​

Using the screen sharing feature requires a Facebook Screen Sharing browser extension to be installed in the Chrome browser.

Facebook's built-in screen sharing feature lets users decide what to share based on application, with an option available to stream specific browser tabs.

Screen sharing was previously available in Facebook Live, but it required third-party Open Broadcaster Software to use, and it was more complicated to get running than Facebook's new solution.

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WBRacing

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Deleted Facebook last year and never going back to that cesspool
It is odd how Google gets savaged for their business model on MR however Facebook always seems to get a pass. Especially odd when considering their opaque approach to data mining and privacy. Hey-ho..
 
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Srtlewis

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Yep. Seeing a headline about a massive security breach in the next couple of months. Just saying
 

yanksfan114

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Here comes the illegal sports / movie streams via Facebook live. Instead of periscope links it’ll be all Facebook links.
 

TheRealTVGuy

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Anyone know if I can send horizontal video from my iPhone?

Every time I try the Facebook live feature, I only get vertical video. Yuck!
 
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