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Facebook introduces interactive Live Video map

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By John Glenday, Reporter

May 19, 2016 | 1 min read

Facebook has begun the roll-out of a global interactive map designed to visualise the location of live video feeds from strangers around the world.

A clickable screen allows browsers to choose from a live ranking of the most highly rated feeds on a left-hand column or travel the planet by clicking on a random blue dot from others around the world.

This identifies not only where a stream originates from but also where it is being viewed and is intended to improve navigation and search by enabling people to more readily source content from new broadcasters without having to directly follow that individual person or group.

Users can access the new feature by accessing a ‘Live Video’ app on the left navigation bar within individual Facebook timelines and marks the latest move by the social media firm to put video at the heart of its business.

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