Want to live stream video to your Facebook friends? The Broadcast for Friends by Ustream is a surprisingly simple, free, and intuitive iPhone app that posts videos seamlessly to Facebook.
The Broadcast for Friends iPhone app requires an authorization with Facebook for use. You can configure your privacy settings in the authorization process. You can choose to make your videos public, available for friends only, or viewable by you alone. If you change your mind, you can adjust your preferences in the settings. You can also change the privacy settings on a case by case basis, as there is a one-touch option to adjust prior to you shooting a video. The Broadcast for Friends iPhone app is clearly designed to help you manage your privacy and sharing with these different and frequent opportunities for adjustment.
The home screen interface is extremely interesting and highly functional. When you first work with the Broadcast for Friends iPhone app, there are handy pop-ups to help you acclimate. Your profile, stash of videos, and settings are accessed by a touch in the upper left hand corner on your profile photo. The chance to change the direction of the camera or adjust flash is placed in the upper right hand corner. You shoot your video by touching the icon in the middle of the screen. If you want to add filters, you swipe your finger horizontally or select from the paint brush icon in the lower right hand corner.
When you tap the camera icon to begin shooting video, the process is a snap. It takes just a second or two to establish a stream to your Facebook feed. Audio is recorded, and you can watch the photo effects during the filming process. It is just that simple. When you are finished, you tap the stop button.
The Broadcast for Friends iPhone app also incorporates the ability to post as an admin to Facebook pages. This capability is a great resource for social marketing gurus. It is a free way to engage your audience in real time.
The Broadcast for Friends iPhone app brings yet another perspective to social networking. Your witty words and status updates are reinforced with real time video showing parts of your life with your Facebook friends near and far.
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