Today at VidCon Facebook pre-announced three new big product updates for Facebook Live, their live-streaming platform built into Facebook. The platform will soon let you do two-person remote broadcasts, pre-schedule your streams and create a virtual waiting room for viewers and broadcast with MSQRD’s face masks.
The ability to stream with a friend will let content creators incorporate things like remote interviews and duets into their live videos. This will greatly expand the creative possibilities offered by the platform.
The company is also introducing waiting rooms. Users can hang out and wait for a broadcast to start. Content creators can pre-schedule the time they are going live. This will allow Facebook to send users a notification before the stream starts so they can be waiting when you go live.
These updates should be rolled out later this summer.