Facebook has decided to take the next step on their quest to have their live broadcasting service overtake Twitter Periscope. The company launched their initial live broadcasting service around four months ago. However, they only released it to celebrities to test how it would do. Well, now they have announced that they are going to be testing it out on more of a global scale.
FACEBOOK LIVE BROADCASTING STILL BEING WORKED ON
Facebook has announced they are going to be testing their live broadcasting to a small percentage of iPhone users. However, no word has been said on when they will be releasing it to the general public. A lot of work has to be done before that can happen. When it comes to live streaming, the biggest aspect to worry about is playback. When a stream has a lot of traffic, it can start lagging and start to decrease playback. Not only that, but also audio latency is an issue. Audio latency is the delay when sound is created and actually heard. When this is off it can be very irritating.
WHAT IS FACEBOOK DOING TO FIX THEIR FACEBOOK LIVE BROADCASTING
The company has announced that they have already started to fix the latency issues that come with live streaming. They have stated that they have added what is called the Real Time Messaging Protocol. They say that this will decrease the latency and will improve the playback. This will be just a start, though. If Facebook ever wants to make this available to all of their users, then they will have to eliminate latency altogether. This will be extremely difficult when it is considered that Facebook announced in their third quarter earnings that 1.5 billion users are active monthly.
FACEBOOK LIVE BROADCASTING IN DUE TIME COULD BEAT TWITTER PERISCOPE
Just give Facebook some time and they might have the Periscope chasing them. For the time being, they have a lot of work to do to get there. The good thing though is the announcement by them that they are taking the next step. Baby steps is what it will take for them to eventually make the best live broadcasting app in the world.