Facebook’s New Update Lets Celebs Talk to You
Remember the dark ages when the only times we’d get insight into the lives of celebrities was through magazine or on-air interviews?! Now there’s so many avenues to connect with all those famous faces it’s kinda hard to keep up. The newest venture to get us closer to our idols is similar to Periscope and Meerkat and it comes from the people behind our 4th fave timewaster (after Insta, Snapchat and Pinterest) Facebook.
To lure us further down the neverending rabbit hole that is the Facebook News Feed, Mark Zuckerberg’s co just launched a new feature for its famous people-only app called Live for Facebook Mentions. The app, which is available for DL only for those with verified Pages to share and connect with their fans, just added the capability of live streaming to bring all those out-of-reach people one step closer to their followers.
With Live, athletes, musicians, politicians and other influencers can easily share live video with their fans to take them behind the scenes, reveal big news and even host live Q+A sessions directly from their phone to their follower’s News Feeds. Just like with the other live streaming channels those tuned in can comment and interact with the celeb in real time for them to respond to. But different from similar streamers, letting the videos live on is possible. Once the live broadcast ends it will be published on the celebs Page for fans to re-watch whenever they feel like it. If it’s a Blake Lively vid, we’re watching it nonstop ;)
So far a handful of celebs have tried out Live, from Ricky Martin, Lindsey Vonn and Alton Brown, while FB teased Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Serena Williams, Ashley Tisdale, Martha Stewart and more will be joining the platform soon. We’ll be eagerly waiting for those vids and keeping our fingers crossed this streaming capability comes to us common folk relatively soon.
What celebrity do you want to see using Live for Facebook Mentions? Share those names in the comments.