LinkedIn launches live video streaming feature2019-02-13 17:25 by Daniela
LinkedIn is testing a new feature called LinkedIn Live, which will allow you to broadcast live video streams to other users.
The feature will come out in beta first in the US and it'll be invite-only, according to a press release from the company. It's unclear when or if LinkedIn will make it available for everyone to create LinkedIn Live videos; the company said it'll evaluate the user experience based on this pilot. But users can submit an application form to try the tool in the coming weeks.
LinkedIn's live video effort is supported by a part of Microsoft's cloud division - Azure Media Services - that is providing encoding for LinkedIn Live. LinkedIn has partnered with third-party broadcast tools like Telestream Wirecast, Switcher Studio, Wowza, Socialive, and Brandlive to ensure this new feature's performance. The tools will give creators multiple ways to go live, including via desktop and mobile apps.
LinkedIn Live will offer content similar to that found on the business-focused site's newsfeed. Viewers can expect to find events, conferences, earnings calls, awards ceremonies, product announcements, and even Q&A's from influencers, all supported by parent company Microsoft's Azure Media Services.
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