At a time when a large part of society is following quarantine orders implemented thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the volume of traffic generated by the various social networks and messaging platforms is reaching values never seen before.
For this reason, Facebook is preparing new features that will be implemented soon in its streaming service. The objective is to guarantee the best possible access to the Facebook Live service, for all users. One of the new features will allow users to transform streams into Podcasts.
Live streams on Facebook will become much more accessible
This feature will not literally create Podcasts. Instead, it will allow users to activate only audio streaming, making it easier for people who don’t have good access to the internet or limited mobile data to access content.
But this is not the only news that the Facebook team is preparing. Also users who do not have an account registered on the social network will be able to follow streaming sessions on both iOS and Android. Although it has not been officially confirmed, everything indicates that users will be able to watch the broadcasts through the browser on their smartphone.
In order to make the content accessible to as many people as possible, they will also integrate support for automatic captions in all Facebook Live sessions.
With regard to tools for content creators, Facebook will also provide new tools that aim to facilitate and maximize the productivity of those who manage these broadcasts. However, details about these new tools have not yet been revealed.