What is all the fuss about and is it really for me?

Naomi Booth :: Friday 10th March 2017 :: Latest Blog Posts

So I have to be honest I missed Facebook Live going live - maybe you have too?

What is Facebook Live?

Facebook Live is what it says - you can stream live video of yourself onto Facebook for your friends and followers to see.

Why should I use it?

Well you don't have to - but have you noticed the number of videos and live feeds are growing on Facebook, you could join them! Here are a few reasons:

  • Engage with your audience in a new way
    They may be curious about the new Live feed and more likely to watch it. People like watching video - it is easier and more real than words.
  • It is very personal
    You can talk to your followers, show them who you are, you are a real person! Show them where you are now - maybe how you work, an event you are at, who you are meeting with.
  • Facebook is prioritising Live now
    They want more people to use it so are sharing the content more than normal page posts. Try it for yourself, Jessie from West Dorset Wedding Flowers found her first Live video was seen by over 800 people compared to her posts which get about half of that amount of views.

 Facebook Live with me!

So how do I do it?

  1. To go live using Facebook for iOS or Android:
  2. Tap What's on your mind? at the top of your News Feed
  3. Tap Live Video
  4. Write an optional description for your broadcast
  5. Tap Go Live to begin your broadcast
  6. Tap Finish when you want to end your broadcast

Don't forget

Do have a plan, think what your message will be, what action you want viewers to take - and then go for it... I hope to catch you Live soon.