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The way we share information on Facebook is again set to change as Ustream readies a new app for live streaming on Facebook. If you have an iPhone (or an iPad), you can very soon broadcast directly to your Facebook timelines.

The iPhone app called Broadcast For Friends (BFF) is being readied for launch and you can sign-up for an early invitation on their site. As soon as Apple approves it, it should be available for download from the App Store.

BFF combines mobile, video, and social networking. The app has 10 Hollywood-inspired filters for stylized videos (including a “Curiosity” filter inspired by the recent expedition to Mars). Similar to sharing other updates on Facebook, you can choose to keep your videos public, private, or only for personal use. As you go live, everything is broadcasted in real-time. The video is also saved automatically to your timeline so that other friends can also view it later.

The video app is free. The app also seems to be ad-free for now. Ustream has other mobile based broadcast solutions that are connected to live Ustream channels, but in this case you do not need an Ustream account to use it. The BFF iPhone app could be just the thing to broadcast personal moments and share them with your friends. Watch out for its release on the App Store.

Source: Ustream Blog


  1. Dror
    September 30, 2012 at 2:52 am

    you can broadcast live from your iPhone to your Facebook wall so all your friends can see with the Friendsee iPhone app:

  2. josemon maliakal
    August 19, 2012 at 5:42 am

    That will be a better option for the users

  3. cool
    August 19, 2012 at 5:11 am

    Cool,... now we'll have livestreams of VAGUE-BOOKING, CAT VIDEOS, TUPPERWARE PARTIES and Justin Bieber concert footage.

    • Saikat Basu
      August 19, 2012 at 12:50 pm

      Ha..ha..I couldn't have put it better myself :)

  4. Ashwin Ramesh
    August 19, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Sounds cool!

  5. Eric Wardowski
    August 19, 2012 at 2:34 am

    Sounds like an excellent way to record anything you need to share.

    • Saikat Basu
      August 19, 2012 at 12:50 pm

      Could be a great tool in the hands of citizen journalists.

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