Virtual platforms have existed for years, but the COVID quarantine has certainly done a number to innovate and expedite upgrades to some of our favorite platforms’ features.
Last week, Mark Zuckerberg made a bunch of announcements via his own Facebook Live, and we’ve recapped them for you here!
👉Charge for access to Facebook or IG Live events
This is fantastic for the small businesses hosting their own virtual events, workshops, or live-streaming fitness classes… and beyond. You no longer need to arrange for a 3rd party streaming app to pipe your users into. You will be able to link a paid option to your Facebook event and VIOLA!
The best part, you don’t even need a Facebook account to participate.
👉Multi-person Facebook Live
Facebook took away the option a while back to have others join you when you go Live on Facebook, (like on Instagram Live) so you can have a 2-way conversation, or “Live With”. Well, it’s coming back so you can host interviews Q&As or simply share the screen with a friend!
👉50+ person video chat via Facebook Messenger Rooms (think ZOOM)
These new messenger rooms will help facilitate larger group chats and events, similar to a Zoom Call.
👉Instagram Live from your Desktop
If you’ve ever gone LIVE on Instagram, you know it’s tough because you can only do so from your mobile. Well, that is soon changing and you will have access from your desktop too. Move over DM’s, you’re getting another desktop friend – IG Live!
And, for even better news you will be able to save your IG Live to your IGTV for later viewing and make it even easier to find.
👉Virtual video DATES on Facebook!?
It’s true. You can now host a VIDEO date via “Facebook Dating” for those lonely nights at home. Pop the bubbles and sit back and find your match.
The releases were announced last week and Zuckerberg said they would be rolling out “very soon”.
You can read more here! https://about.fb.com/news/2020/04/introducing-messenger-rooms/