Facebook Live Stream and Reactions

This week Facebook made two features available to it's users Live Streaming and Reactions.

·       Facebook has opened its live streaming function to all iPhone users in the US. A live button will show in the status update section next to the one for photos and stickers. When you go live it notifies your friends and allows replays permanently.

·       Facebook plans on rolling out a more expressive Like button options called “Reactions” in the next few weeks according to Bloomberg’s conversations with Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox. The five new options will be angry, sad, wow, ha-ha, and love, in addition to the existing Like. On mobile users hold on the “thumbs up” button to get a sub menu for Reactions.