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Facebook Adds New Video Publishing Tools, Including Live Rehearsals and Watch Party Replays

September 17, 2019 / Andrew Hutchinson

Facebook has announced a range of new video features and tools as part of its presentation to the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam this week.  The new updates relate to Facebook Live, Watch Parties and Creator Studio - here's an overview of each element. Facebook's adding a range of new features to Facebook Live, including Live rehearsals, replay trimming and simulcast Live broadcasting. On rehearsals, Facebook says that it will now provide an option for publishers to broadcast their Live videos to Page admins and editors only, enabling them to test their ideas before sharing them to a larger audience. Live video creators have been calling for a rehearsal option for some time, enabling them to iron out the kinks before sharing with the world. It's a simple addition, but one that will no doubt prove popular with those looking to make best use of the option. The option will also be available via the Live API.