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Facebook to push Live video feature to top of the News feed

Considering The Interest Of More And More People Around The World Facebook Has Now Has Started Tweaking Millions Of Users’ News Feed As Well. The Update Will Show Users Live Videos Towards The Top Of Their Feeds.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 02 Mar 2016, 03:00:08 PM

New Delhi :

Considering the interest of more and more people around the world Facebook has now has started tweaking millions of users’ News Feed as well. The update will show users Live Videos towards the top of their feeds.

This content type different from the normal videos is a new way to engage the users. “People spend more than 3x more time watching a Facebook Live video on average compared to a video that's no longer live,” said Vibhi Kant, Product Manager and Jie Xu, Software Engineer on the Facebook blog post from 1 March.

While the Facebook Live Feature for now is limited to verified Pages and public figures using Mentions.

“We do not expect Pages to see significant changes as a result of this update. We will continue to learn how people are watching this new content type,” Kant and Xu added.

Last month the social media giant had announced that the Live Video feature will be additionally rolling it out to 30 more countries however, it did not specify which ones. Facebook Live Videos work in a similar fashion as Twitter's Periscope. Facebook will also show the number of views on the live streaming video.

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First Published : 02 Mar 2016, 02:56:00 PM