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Facebook Adds Interactive Map To Live Video

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Facebook on Thursday added an interactive map for its Live Video feature that lets users browse Live streaming videos on a world map.

The feature gives users a window into what’s happening in the world right now from friends or on topics you’re interested in. In addition to showing where a stream has come from, when you click on a video, it also shows where it’s being viewed.

Before today, the only way to know if an account is live streaming is by following that person or brand and waiting for a notification.

To access the interactive map, users need to visit the new Live Video app is available on the left navigation bar in your Facebook timeline, reports Engadget, or visit the dedicated page.

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Facebook has been pushing for Live Video lately, the world’s most popular social media platform rolled out video streaming feature in February, and made a number of significant changes to its app.

The company was on the news recently, facing accusation from Conservatives in the United States on its Trending topics section.

Facebook’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, who met with Conservatives on Wednesday, dismissed the claims, stressing that Facebook continues to be a platform for all ideas across the political spectrum.

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“We have built Facebook to be a platform for all ideas. Our community’s success depends on everyone feeling comfortable sharing anything they want. It doesn’t make sense for our mission or our business to suppress political content or prevent anyone from seeing what matters most to them,” the 32-year-old posted after the interaction.