In its mission to fight bogus live streams, Facebook has updated its developer policies so that people cannot use the platform just for attention grabbing and flooding people’s news feeds with irrelevant content.
The move will also explicitly forbid live videos that are “only images” (including animated images) or polls linked to largely inanimate material, Engadget reported on Monday.
Just as it does not want people broadcasting crimes on Facebook, it also does not want your News Feed cluttered with live videos that are merely attempts to stand out from the crowd, the report said.
Facebook wants truly live video, whether it was professional news or an impromptu feed from your friend’s party.
“If you (developers) enable people to publish Live Video to Facebook, remind them of their obligation to not include third party ads in their video content and to clearly distinguish any pre-recorded content from live content,” Facebook said in a post.