Today at it’s annual developer conference Facebook launched an API for its live video platform. That means apps and devices other than phones will soon be able to broadcast videos to the site. Queue the drones.
Facebook has been pushing hard to make live video central to the site, with a prominent new button in the app and a video discovery tab to feature live and popular videos you might be interested in. Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated the API by streaming live video from a DJI Phantom 3 drone, of course. And I can tell you from experience that media organisations have been longing to stream from higher-end cameras and microphones beyond smartphones, so you can expect to see more professional live streams in your feed soon.