Facebook Mentions Now Allows Verified Journalists to Broadcast

Published: 11th September 2015 04:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2015 04:43 PM   |  A+A-


According to Facebook's Government Requests Report, the number of entries blocked out by India stood at 15,155 in January-June 2015, compared with 5,832 in July-December 2014. | (File/Reuters)


WASHINGTON: Facebook has released its live streaming app called Mentions an iOS app, which will now be available also to the journalists with verified Facebook profiles or pages.

The iOS app was exclusive earlier only for the celebrities.

According to the Verge, only high-profile public figures like actors, athletes, musicians and politicians were earlier permitted to stream live video to the users through the Mentions app. The replays of the stream are available once the initial live stream was complete and Facebook also allows comments and likes alongside broadcasts like YouTube and Periscope.

Vadim Lavrusik, the product manager for Mentions, said that they want to make Facebook a better experience for journalists whether it is used for newsgathering or better connecting with their readers or to drive distribution to their content.


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