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Get ready for live-video streaming on Facebook. The social media giant is reportedly testing a new feature named “Live Video” on few Apple iPhone users in the U.S. Live Video is similar to Twitter’s Periscope.

“Now you can bring the photos and videos you share on Facebook to life with live video and collages, to help friends and family feel like they’re in the moment with you”, says Facebook.

Once rolled out to Facebook’s 1.5 billion users, the app will allow them to use their smartphones to shoot a video and share what they’re viewing in real time with their friends.

“No matter where you are, Live lets you bring your friends and family right next to you to experience what’s happening together,” added Vadim Lavrusik and Thai Tran, Product Managers at Facebook.

To share Live video, users need to tap on the Update Status and choose the Live Video icon. Users can also add a “quick description” before going live. One can also monitor those who are tuning in; track the number of live views and enjoy real-time comments, confirmed Facebook.

The tech conglomerate already launched this feature for celebrities and public figures via its "Facebook Mentions" app. This celeb only app allows live streaming of videos where followers and fans can see and comment.

Now, Facebook wants all regular users to have fun with live videos. The company, however, didn’t specify when the feature will be rolled out to all users. Users will be able to see notifications of live videos on their News Feed, reports CNET.

Facebook introduced another feature called “Collage,” which is basically a grouping of images and videos. Collage will automatically make a slideshow of photos and videos taken in the same place or at the same event.

Users will be able to rearrange, include or delete photos and videos. The feature was rolled out to iOS on Dec. 3 and “will be available on Android early next year”, says Facebook.

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