After first rolling out to iOS users back in January, Facebook is now getting ready to bring its live video streaming service to Android in an attempt to compete with Periscope.

Unlike the Twitter-owned Periscope, Facebook’s video feature is integrated into their existing app. Once the update hits your device, all you will need to do to start recording is hit “What’s on your mind?” option at the top of your news feed and choose the live video icon. You’ll then put in a quick description and you’ll start streaming. Just like that other service, you’ll receive comments in real-time that you can choose to respond to. Once you end the recording, the whole thing is saved onto your Timeline.

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Okay, but when exactly can we expect that update? For those in the United States, it’ll be hitting sometime over the next week. Facebook says it will arrive to plenty of other markets sometime after that, though no specific timeframes are given. We’ll be sure to update this post once the update starts hitting devices.

What do you think, is this something you will use? Or for those into video streaming, are you perfectly content to keep on using Periscope? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.
  • saksham

    meh id rather stream on youtube live by my s6 edge

    • saksham

      u guys said material design will arrive on messenger
      messenger updates SO MANY times literally every week and ive seen nothing new the past year or so

    • Andrew White

      Totally agree. Never subscribed to Facebook and have no intention of starting.
      Youtube just gets better and better and uses much less of the phones resources.

  • maleck johnson

    It already next week and this week is getting ready to end and still no update. Hmmm facebook false advertising

    • jaylee202

      It should be available with the Marshmallow upgrade

  • Marco Carvalho

    When the Facebook live stream for android will be release on the UK?On ios was release a week or so after been release on US.15 days after been release for android and still nothing here.