Live Streaming

What is livestreaming?

Livestreaming is the transmission over the internet of video of a live event. Viewers can then watch a live event on their computer through media player software. Livestreaming tools include: and Bambuser.

Livestreaming apps

Facebook LiveFacebook Live is an app within Facebook that allows users to instantly steam live video.


PeriscopePeriscope is a live video streaming app owned by Twitter. Users can stream live video and automate a Tweet with a link to the video. There is an option to save videos to view after the event.




The LinkedIn Live feature allows individuals and organisations to broadcast live video content to their network in real time. However to get started, you need to apply to become a LinkedIn Live broadcaster by completing an application.

Instagram Live is a feature on Instagram Stories that allows users to stream video to followers and engage with them in real time. When users broadcast live video streams on their accounts, a ring highlights their profile picture in Instagram Stories to alert followers that they can view the live stream.You can share a live video to connect with your followers in real time for up to one hour. Once a live video has ended, it’s no longer visible in the app, unless you share a replay of it to IGTV.

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