Facebook adds Live stream scheduling, pre-live lobby for verified pages

By Shrey Pacheco | Updated 4 Nov 2016
Facebook adds Live stream scheduling, pre-live lobby for verified pages
  • Pages will now be able to schedule broadcasts up to a week in advance

Facebook will now let pages schedule a Live broadcast up to a week in advance. With this features, publishers would be able to announce details about a broadcast in advance, while interested users would know when to tune in. The feature is rolling out to Verified Pages this week. 

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In its official blog, the company states, “Scheduling a live video makes it easier to build anticipation and buzz with your audience before your broadcast begins, so you can start strong with an audience already assembled. When you schedule a live video, an announcement post will be published to News Feed letting your fans on Facebook know that the broadcast is coming.”

Those who receive a notification about the Live broadcast can choose to receive a one time reminder shortly before the the video starts. They can then join a pre-broadcast lobby where they can interact with other viewers. Further, once a live video has been scheduled, users will be able to share a link to the broadcast or embed it in websites or blogs. Facebook notes that scheduling features for third party tools will be made available later.

Shrey Pacheco
Writer, gamer, and hater of public transport.
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