The service from Facebook, called Live, broadcasts live to followers. You can discover these live videos from public figures you follow in your News Feed.
Live is an immersive and authentic way to connect with the public figures you care about, in real-time. If users don’t catch the live broadcast, they can also watch the video later on the public figure’s Page.
The service competes directly with Twitter's Periscope and Meerkat.
Twitter officially launched Periscope on iOS and the desktop in March, it lets anyone stream live video to their followers using their phone's camera and had 10m people sign up in the past four months.
This truly feels like a beginning of a new era...
(TheGuardian, DailyMail, Telegraph, MarieClaire)