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 bi-weekly series, we’ll highlight some interesting Facebook Lives from the past two weeks.
Here are 10 standout live videos:
1. CNN broadcast a man scaling Trump Tower in New York City via Facebook Live, with more than 225,000 tuning in at one time, a record for the network.
2. Green Day hosted a Facebook Live during which band members Billie Joe, Mike, and Tré gave viewers a tour of their new studio, OTIS, and talked about their new album Revolution Radio.
3. NPR invited their followers to play “Sketch the News with NPR!” using Facebook Live to broadcast their illustrations of the headlines and have people guess the week’s selections.
4. Declan Walsh, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, presented a Facebook Live video of everything he saw at the political conventions. He was looking for people’s suggestions on where he should travel next to learn more about the electorate.
5. Michael Phelps was on Facebook Live before his last race at Rio 2016 to take fan questions and announce his retirement from swimming.
9. PBS Newshour went live with Julian Assange of WikiLeaks and posed questions to him from the viewers on Facebook.