Since rolling out Facebook Live to people and publishers around the world, we’ve seen incredible adoption and engagement with the new format.
We’ve been inspired by the creativity we’ve seen so far, and with this new bi-weekly series, we’ll highlight some interesting Facebook Lives from the past two weeks.
Here are 10 standout live videos:
1. Michael Phelps went live during his Olympic training practice, where fans were able to watch the swimmer both in and out of the water.
2. NBC News’ Lester Holt captured live video of a church fire in New York, sharing the breaking news event with his followers.
3. Candace Payne went live from her car to try on a Star Wars Chewbacca mask she just purchased, which was complete with sound effects.
5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was interviewed live at BookExpo America in Chicago to discuss his new book, “Writings on the Wall.” More than 40 authors from all genres, including Jodi Picoult, George Saunders, andMarcia Clark also went live from the event.
6. Hamilton: An American Musical broadcasted its impromptu mini-concert series #Ham4Ham live, which featured a special performance by Patti LuPone.
7. Washington Post shared a live video showing columnist Dana Millbank fulfilling his promise to literally eat his words for being wrong about Donald Trump becoming the GOP nominee.
8. TechCrunch used the Live API throughout Disrupt NY, live streaming the conference to their followers.
9. Felicity Huffman answered fan questions on Facebook Live to celebrate the four-year anniversary of the “Desperate Housewives” series finale.
10. Oceanographer Sylvia A. Earle took fans on explore.org‘s first-ever live scuba dive in California’s Channel Islands.