Broadcasting Live on Facebook is coming to Desktop

Facebook has added several new tools and improvements that “give publishers more control, customization, and flexibility over their broadcasts.”

These updates include;

  • The ability to go live on a Facebook page through a web browser from a desktop (limited to the Chrome browser and extends to Facebook groups as well)
  • Video metrics for public videos for profiles with 5,000 or more followers
  • Comment pinning
  • Live Contributor role in pages, which allows admins to “designate specific individuals to go live on behalf of a Page” and “gives contributors the flexibility to stream great live content from a mobile device” (This functionality eliminates the need to grant broadcasters admin access which maintains security and control) 


(Announcement from, Facebook Newsroom)