Facebook's Live feature will soon be available on desktops. The confirmation was announced by the social giant that it will bring the feature to the browser, letting Facebook.com users click on the "Live Video" button in the status update box and live stream.
A video shared by the Search Engine Journal, showed a Facebook user named Delilah Taylor. who is believed to be the first to gain access to the feature, discovered a new link for the Live Video after she turned on her laptop.
Including the feature to the desktop is a big step for Facebook Live, While it was previously competing with Twitter's Periscope for the live video audience, it is now also challenging YouTube and Twitch streamers as well. Social networks are spending big money on luring in online personalities. Facebook, in particular, is reportedly working on a new way to monetize videos uploaded by popular users, aiming to break the record YouTube's ad dollars has on it.
"We're starting to roll out the ability for people to broadcast live on Facebook from their desktop or laptop," Facebook said in a statement. AdWeek reports that the said feature is still currently available in only a few users and will take its time to expand its range with more people set to gain access "in the coming months." It was also reported that the company brought the feature to the browser in response to the "demand from journalists, vloggers and Do-It-Yourself video makers.