Facebook Live Is Live!

Facebook Live VideoSome people have only just got Facebook live activated, it seems they phased it in slowly over time.  I was watching a training video recently and the creator was using Facebook live on their android device but said not everyone had it then.  I believe everyone has got it now.

I have just started exploring Facebook live and creating live broadcasts with it.  I have to say I absolutely love it and believe it to be a great tool for your internet marketing business.

It is versatile and can be used anytime anywhere and you can interact with your viewers during the video, which is great.  It’s really simple to use too.  If you have an android device just click your Facebook app to open it up and click in the box that allows you to create a post.  When you are in that box it brings up a list of things you can do to create a post, and ‘live’ is one of the options.  Click on that and it asks you to describe your video.  Write a short description then when you click to start recording it counts down from 3 to give you time to get into position!  I realised with the first video I did that when it gets to the end of the counter I need to wait a couple more seconds before speaking as the first part of my speech was cut off!  You’ll get the hang of it, it’s all about trying it out!

If you want to take a look at my initial efforts pop over to my Facebook page and take a look.  Just click the blue coloured link there and it will take you right there.  Or you can hit my Facebook button on the right side bar, it goes to the same place!

Try out Facebook live, it’s really good fun, and let me know when you post a video, I’ll head over and take a look!!

Enjoy the journey!

26 Comments

  • Chery Schmidt
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    Reply Reply April 17, 2017

    Hello Mandy! I have seen people doing these live hangout things on FB! And now thanks to you!! I know exactly what to do.. On my way to check out what yours looks like!
    Great Share
    Thank You!
    Chery :))
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply April 17, 2017

      Hi Chery, thanks for visiting. I love LIVE and you really should check it out. I bet you’d be really good at it too!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • I am happy to see you are using facebook live. I think video gives another perspective, something different than reading a blog post. I wish you the very best with your upcoming Facebook live sessions.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply April 18, 2017

      Hi Sharon, thanks for visiting. I saw your comment on PAC about how you upload the videos to Youtube. Inspired!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Lesly
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    Reply Reply April 18, 2017

    Hi Mandy,
    Facebook Live is very easy .. I’ve used it a few times. It’s now been activated in groups too! That’s pretty cool a quick way to connect with your members .. I have enjoyed seeing you Live! Keep going!
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply April 18, 2017

      Hi Lesly, thanks for visiting. I have really enjoyed making the two live videos and had some great interaction with friends. I wasn’t aware it was available in groups too so that is a great tip to know, thank you for sharing that!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Edward Thorpe
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    Reply Reply April 18, 2017

    Hi Mandy,

    I’ve been seeing the ‘live’ references but didn’t have a clue because I was too lazy to care. Really cool app tho. I might even use it. Then again, my face is better left unseen… Dug yours that you referenced in your post. Thanks for the info,
    Edward
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply April 18, 2017

      Hi Edward, thanks for visiting. I think it’s something you’ll either love or hate. I have an incredibly slow internet connection so don’t watch most people’s live sessions, I have to watch them in the early hours of the morning when the internet is less busy and the speed is slightly better.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Sue Bride
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    Reply Reply April 19, 2017

    Hi Mandy, I wasn’t aware that Live has been rolled out for everyone. I assume this is just for mobile devices? About the only time I use FB on my phone is whilst waiting for appointments or on long trips, when I’m not driving of course 🙂
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply April 19, 2017

      Hi Sue, thanks for visiting. I use Facebook live on my android device, so yes, mobiles and tablets, but I can also use it on my main computer as I have a webcam, so any device with a camera that you can record video with will be enabled. When you click in the box that says ‘what’s on your mind?’ (i.e. the posting box) it will offer you the option to create a live video. Really simple to use and very self explanatory.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Susan Velez
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    Reply Reply April 19, 2017

    Hi Mandy,

    Congrats on taking the jump into Facebook live. Every time I turn around or just get good with one marketing strategy, another one pops up.

    I haven’t started doing Facebook live. I do create videos, but it’s on YouTube. I just started getting comfortable getting in front of the videos.

    I can definitely see how Facebook Live would be helpful for growing a blog. My YouTube channel is still fairly new and I am now starting to see traffic to my blog.

    Maybe one day, I’ll eventually take a closer look at Facebook live for my blog.

    Thanks for sharing, have a great day 🙂

    Susan

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply April 19, 2017

      Hi Susan, thanks for visiting. I agree, everything changes so very quickly. I was reading something the other day that talked about lead magnets and I thought what are those? When I looked into it further it is simply a giveaway to encourage optins, which everyone has been doing forever but it was never called ‘lead magnets’ before!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Donna Merrill
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    Reply Reply April 21, 2017

    Hi Mandy,

    I didn’t get to Facebook Live yet. I’ve been meaning to do it, but well….guess I’m procrastinating. It is powerful and using this tool can get one far.

    I’ve been doing webinars on a private platform, so I feel all talked out lol. But I’ll be there soon. Thanks for the nudge.

    -Donna
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply April 22, 2017

      Hi Donna, thanks for visiting. The great thing about Live is it can be really short so you don’t have to do much prep. Just an announcement would be sufficient even. I hope you explore it, it’s so very easy!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Ravi Roshan Jaiswal
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    Reply Reply April 22, 2017

    Hey Mandy,

    Facebook live feature become famous very soon and lots of user become fan of it, me too. Live streaming video with friends sometimes feels good and best for engaging with your friends and followers to grow your audience.

    Many times it works wonder, when you want to be familiar with your friends and their location to ask them for live. Because, when I go to attend some seminar or party, my friend ask for live in Facebook so that they can watch me where I am and how is going. It is best for video status update too. Interacting with viewers in real time, feels amazing. Since, Facebook is my best social media network, I like this feature update.

    Thanks.
    – Ravi.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply April 30, 2017

      Hi Ravi, thanks for visiting. I also love Facebook the most. Some other social media networks really don’t float my boat, I can’t get to grips with them at all. I love the Live feature Facebook now offers and have used it often! Very useful for the reasons you have suggested too!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Lydia Brown
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    Reply Reply April 23, 2017

    Hey Mandy, I know I should use Live more it is so simple. I finally got an app through the apple store called Justbroadcaster for Facebook so I can do a FB Live from my laptop and of course, there’s a glitch so back to using the Iphone. Thanks for sharing!
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply April 25, 2017

      Hi Lydia, thanks for visiting. Oh that sucks! I hate glitches. I use my iphone and it works like a dream.

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Clay Smith
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    Reply Reply April 25, 2017

    Hello Mandy,

    Your title’s post is just savage. That inspired me to comment on this post.

    I also read the post and liked the way that you set things on the table by not going around the bush.

    Actually, this is my first time commenting here, but I can see that you share so much value with your readers. So surely I will stick around.

    Kudos to you.

    Regards,

    Clay Smith.

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply April 28, 2017

      Hi Clay, thanks for visiting. I like short and simple posts that are quick and easy to read and you get the point straight away. Can’t be doing with rambling on! It’ll be good to see you back here!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Maminul

    Reply Reply May 3, 2017

    I didn’t get to Facebook Live yet. I’ve been meaning to do it, but well…guess I’m procrastinating. It is powerful and using this tool can get one far.

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 3, 2017

      Hi Maminul, thanks for visiting. Go and take a look, it’s really easy and so much fun!

      Enjoy the journey!
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  • Dorado
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    Reply Reply June 1, 2017

    Hi Mandy,
    I see through your Facebook page and already hit like button. Hope to receive your new sharing experience. And yes, Facebook live become more popular now, it’s easy and beneficial for us to share real time show.
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  • Stone

    Reply Reply June 12, 2017

    Hi Mandy,

    Facebook Live is very easy .. I’ve used it a few times. It’s now been activated in groups too! That’s pretty cool a quick way to connect with your members .. I have enjoyed seeing you Live! Keep going!

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply June 26, 2017

      Hi Stone, thanks for visiting. Yes, I love the fact that you can use it in groups now too.

      Enjoy the journey!
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