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Facebook Rolls Out Live Streaming “Mentions” Android App For Verified Users
Verified users with Android phones will now have the ability to stream live video on "Mentions," as Facebook continues its foray into live video.
Those Verified Facebook users with Android devices finally can take Facebook Mentions on the go, thanks to a new Facebook Mentions Android app. Mentions was launched by Facebook back in Summer of 2014 for iOS, and until today, Android users have been left out of the loop.
Others left out from Mentions? The general public. A blue badge is required, as Mentions are currently for Verified users only. This, however, may change down the road. In the fall, we saw Facebook open up a form where users could apply to become a verified user. Not verified yet? Apply for your shot to become verified. As of last month, Pages can now apply as well, helping to open the gates for verified brands and companies.
Twitter’s Periscope is currently flourishing, and we’ve seen Facebook begin to scramble over the past six months to catch up. This Android app is just another sign of how serious Facebook is about live video and is a space that brands and companies should be watching… even if it’s not accessible yet.
For more info, see the Android app in Google Play.