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Facebook invites you to tune in to 24-hour live streams on its Live video network

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Critically, 24-hour broadcasts cannot be saved permanently to a person or Facebook page s News Feed.

This is mainly to alleviate Facebook from the high server costs that come with storing long-form broadcasts, reports TechCrunch.

Just like its regular Live API, the new format will allow professional broadcasters to go beyond smartphones and selfie sticks by using high-end cameras and mixing and effects tools.

Facebook Live s media partners often use these specialty tools to create multicamera transmissions, and to incorporate on-screen graphics.

Facebook claims that multimedia documentary production company, Explore.org, has already used the 24-hour live stream feature as a new outlet for its nature videos.

If adopted by more professional broadcasters, it could become your go-to service for a nature fix.

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