30th March 2017
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How do you improve your Facebook LIVE Interactions?

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Facebook LIVE is growing day after day and seems Facebook likes this. A user experiments a fun way of interaction and, most important, stays inside Facebook. Facebook is trying to keep its users inside its platform as long as possible, this to serve more ads as well as to create a more complete user experience. In this sense, if a user plays and interacts with a LIVE inside Facebook is a key to increase the time spent.

Since September 2016 a lot of Facebook Pages has been using LIVE not only to stream videos in real time, but to interact with their users. UpLive, like other tools, helps you to create this unique user experience. Your fans will be able to play, interact, express an opinion and much more.

Facebook Live Poll example

Not just voting, LIVEs are much more than asking for a preference. There’s not a general rule, but you can read these suggestions to create a tool that is perfect for your fans:

  • you users need to be the central part of the LIVE: not just spectators, they have to feel they’re in control of what’s happening inside the LIVE
  • make it fast, easy to understand. This is true especially for games: users don’t want to wait
  • allow a user to have his moment of glory: create a LIVE where, who wins, has his/her picture and name inside the LIVE
  • make it funny: no one wants to see something sad or boring

Social users chatting

Remember, then, that a LIVE is almost in real time. In fact, all the Streaming channels, from Facebook to YouTube and much more, adopt the technique of caching. When you cache, you basically save part of the video in your memory. How much depends on a lot of factors, like the speed of your connection: the slower you connection is, the more cache you’ll need. When you watch a video on YouTube, it’s easy to see the cache: it’s the “loaded” part of the video (see the image below). In the image you can see the red part (what we have already seen), the white-gray part is the cached part of the video and the transparent part is what our device hasn't downloaded yet.
Of course, on a LIVE video, we can have just a small amount of video cached: the more is the cached, the later we see the video. Typically for Facebook the cache is about 10 seconds, this means your users will see the content not in real time but with a delay of 10 – 15 seconds. YouTube load video bar

What we feel to suggest you is giving a look at our Public Plugins and try them. If you then have an idea for a Plugin not present in that Page, or you have a special request to change parts of a Plugin that’s present, Contact us and we would love to create exactly what you are looking for.

Most Common UpLive plugins
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