Facebook Live, the feature that allows Facebook users to broadcast live video to followers and friends, was today updated with support for screen sharing.

As noticed by The Next Web, there's now a button for sharing your computer screen when broadcasting on Facebook Live.

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Image via The Next Web

Using the screen sharing feature requires a Facebook Screen Sharing browser extension to be installed in the Chrome browser.

Facebook's built-in screen sharing feature lets users decide what to share based on application, with an option available to stream specific browser tabs.

Screen sharing was previously available in Facebook Live, but it required third-party Open Broadcaster Software to use, and it was more complicated to get running than Facebook's new solution.

Top Rated Comments

Vasilioskn Avatar
61 months ago
Deleted Facebook last year and never going back to that cesspool
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kaibelf Avatar
61 months ago
Mark my words, this feature will end up providing us all with some hilarious entertainment. I can’t wait for the first public figure to broadcast while not realizing his “adult site” video is playing in another visible window.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
farewelwilliams Avatar
61 months ago
so they can record things outside the browser
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TMRJIJ Avatar
61 months ago
Yea.. I’m not installing that crap
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarpalMac Avatar
61 months ago
Deleted Facebook last year and never going back to that cesspool
It is odd how Google gets savaged for their business model on MR however Facebook always seems to get a pass. Especially odd when considering their opaque approach to data mining and privacy. Hey-ho..
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
riverfreak Avatar
61 months ago
I’m on Facebook live right now! You can watch me browse Macrumors and troll newbs!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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