Facebook just flipped the switch on its live streaming feature in its iOS app.
The social network is expanding its live streaming capabilities to all of its iOS users in the U.S. The company first began experimenting with live video last year but Thursday’s update marks the first time Facebook has made the feature widely available.
The new feature, which Facebook is calling “Live,” now appears in the “update status” menu next to the check-in pin that allows you to share your location. Live videos on Facebook work similarly to Periscope broadcasts: you can begin a live stream with a brief description, and once you’re live, viewers can comment on streams in real time. When you’re finished, you have the option to save the video and share it on your timeline.
Additionally, you can subscribe to a person or Page’s live videos so you can get a notification each time they start a new broadcast.