Since we introduced Live in August, thousands of public figures have shared live videos with millions of fans using Facebook Mentions. Today, we’re making it easy for fans to subscribe to get notified when their favorite public figures go live. We’re also sharing some insights about our broadcasters and highlighting recent live videos from public figures.
Subscribe to get notified
As a fan, it’s an exciting experience to be live and in-the-moment with the public figures you care about, and we’ve heard from some people that they’d like a way to be alerted of live broadcasts. Today, we are adding a new subscribe button to the top right-hand corner of live videos, so fans can choose to get notified when their favorite public figures are using Live.
Insights and examples
Live is like having a television studio in your pocket, and since launch, we’ve been inspired by all the ways that Live has been used around the world. More than 60% of broadcasters are from countries outside the US, with Brazil, Taiwan and Italy among the top places for Live broadcasters.
Several public figures – including Kevin Hart, Ian Somerhalder, and Donald Trump – have had more than 200,000 people tuning in live to their broadcasts. And Vin Diesel recently used Live to talk with his fans and preview several upcoming film scripts, reaching over 1 million live viewers. As a public figure, whether you have a hundred million fans or a few thousand, Live is a great way for you to grow and connect authentically with your audience.
Live has taken fans behind-the-scenes with musicians, athletes, actors, politicians, and other influencers, and we’re excited about what’s to come in the future. Included below is a collection of some of the interesting broadcasts we’ve seen over the past few weeks.
A compilation of public figures around the world enjoying Live.
Singer JJ Lin at the 50th National Day Parade in Singapore.
Celebrity chef Alton Brown hosted a Q&A while in the garden tank at Monterey Bay Aquarium.
House Speaker John Boehner was live at the National Mall as Pope Francis greeted thousands of people.
Journalist Jorge Ramos interviewing Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson live.
Singer Alicia Keys did a live rehearsal before the Black Ball fundraiser gala.
Boxer Manny Pacquiao showing off his Bruce Lee moves with Live.
Tennis star Serena Williams used Live to preview the rehearsal of Fashion Week.
As a public figure, you can get Facebook Mentions to start broadcasting live to fans today.