Updated to include additional details about Facebook’s announcements and analyst comments.
Facebook (FB) – Get Report announced a slew of new features, including live video and improvements to its Messenger app, at today’s developer judi online conference.
Prior to the event, there had been many different reports of Facebook’s plans to add new commerce tools and chatbots, as well as expand its live video efforts, but now we know what’s really going on:
— Facebook opened up its live video API (application program interface) so that developers can put it directly in their own apps and help people share more live content on Facebook. It will also help video producers stream live on devices other than a smartphone. For instance, drones made by China’s DJI will be able to stream video directly to Facebook Live.