Facebook Live expands with Group and Event support, invites, more

Facebook adds invites, global map, group support, and lots more to Live.

@seanridgeley
Published Wed, Apr 6 2016 12:28 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

Facebook Live is being expanded in a big way starting today, with all kinds of new features and functionality.

A big one is support for Groups and Events: now you can stream live to select people, for a select event, or make the stream the event. Facebook imagines a few specific scenarios: streaming live from a birthday party for someone those that can't make it, taking fans who RSVP "backstage", or scheduling a Q&A session.

Other exciting features include invites (which allow you to watch live streams together with a friend) and discovery options (including a map that shows you broadcasts from all over the world), to name a couple.

Expect the changes to roll out on iOS and Android over the coming weeks.

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Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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