Facebook Live audio lets you broadcast live with audio only, thereby making it easy for you to go live without having to worry about your look, video quality, what people will see in the background of your video and any other thing that discourages you from making use of video camera.
So, whether you are shy or you just want to read out from a script, Live Audio is an opportunity for you to tell your story on Facebook with words and not video – and you can do this from areas that lack strong network connectivity because the audio only feature doesn’t require strong signal as the video version.
Just as with a live video on Facebook, listeners can discover live audio content in News Feed, ask questions and leave reactions in real time during the broadcast, and easily share with their friends.
According to a Facebook pr, people using Android devices will be able to continue listening to a Live Audio broadcast even if they leave the Facebook app or lock their phones, while iOS listeners will be able to continue listening as they browse other parts of Facebook.
How To Use Facebook Live Audio
As at the time of publishing this post, you will need an iOS or Android smartphone for you to be able to publish Facebook Live audio – and streaming Facebook Live audio is possible from your Facebook profile or your business page.
When you launch your Facebook App on your Android or iPhone, you will see the option to ‘Go Live’. Click on it, allow all Facebook permission, add description and go live once you’re ready.
If you’re using Android, click on “Go Live”, click on the “…” icon and click on “Live Audio”. Add some description and tap the red live button once you are ready to go live and start interacting with your audience.
When your broadcast is over you can share it to your wall.
I recommend testing first by streaming privately on your profile so you can get familiar with the tool. I also suggest that you use your headset that accompanies your phone to improve the quality of the audio recording or plug in a mic to your smartphone.
NB : Facebook Live Audio for desktop is not available as at the time of publishing this post.