Facebook live audio is out and about. As Facebook continues to improve their live experience, they decided to add live audio as one of their format for going live. Sometimes publishers will like to tell a story and not use video. There are some Facebook users who would like to go live using audio and not use video with the Facebook Live API or by adding a still image to go with their live audio.
This new feature makes it easier to go live with audio only when that is what you prefer as your broadcast format. Sometimes as a publisher you might be in an area where there is no strong network connectivity. And when you are broadcasting live you will be alerted that your network is not strong. Live Audio comes in handy as it is another method of connecting with audiences in real-time regardless of being in low connectivity areas.
Facebook Live Audio
This feature brings a layer of interactivity from interviews to book readings to both the broadcasters and listeners. With this feature on Facebook, listeners will be able to discover audio content on the news feed, be able to ask questions, and even leave reactions during the broadcast in real-time. You can also share it with friends. People normally listen to the audio while doing other things.
Facebook Live Audio App
So for those using Android devices will be to continue listening to an audio broadcast on the platform even if they live the app or lock their phones. Those who are using iOS devices will be able to also continue listening to an audio broadcast while browsing other parts of Facebook. It
How To Start A Live Audio Broadcast On Facebook
As a publisher or winter and you want to connect with your readers through Facebook using live audio or you are in an area with low signal and want to use the live audio feature on the platform here is how to do so.
- Visit Facebook and log into your account. Tap on what’s on your mind which at the top of your newsfeed
- Tap on go-live which is listed next to a red camera icon.
- This will open your camera and you will be able to set your camera and privacy settings before broadcasting.
- To broadcast audio live tap on the microphone icon next to the camera icon at the top of the screen.
- You can change the privacy settings as the default settings is on default, meaning anyone can listen to your broadcast. To change it click on the world icon below your name and select friends, only me or a custom list as your live audience.
- By default, your followers receive a notification when you want to start a live broadcast. If you want to disable the notification tap on the notifications button at the bottom of the screen and slide it to on and the switch will turn blue.
- Tap on the describe your live audio filed and type in the description in other to let your followers and friends know about what you are broadcasting.
- After customizing the settings (this is optional) you can tap on go-live which is a button on the lower right corner of the screen.
- Tap on the finish button which is located at the lower right corner of the screen.
After you are done you can either delete or post your broadcast. Keep in mind that you will not be able to switch from a live audio broadcast to a live video broadcast. Also if you are broadcasting from a Facebook page you will be able to only access listener and listen to time metrics in publisher Tools and insight.
The Benefits of Facebook Live Audio Broadcast
There are several benefits of using the live audio feature and one amazing thing too is that you don’t have to worry about how you look or if there is enough lighting because you will not be appearing on video.
- You do not have to worry about using a script in front of your listeners. The audio version provides you with a lot of opportunities.
- The audio feature allows your audience to multitask. They can scroll through the news feeds or open a new window when while they continue to listen to your broadcast cast.
- The audio version does not require as strong a signal as the video version. So you will be able to broadcast from low connectivity areas with fewer problems. Also, the audience with slow internet or trying to limit their data use can tune in.