Facebook users in countries like the US have been using Facebook Live video broadcast for quite a while now. In countries like Nigeria and most parts of Africa, this feature isn’t yet enabled for personal profiles. If you own a Facebook page, there’s a chance the option to broadcast a live stream is there already.
For individuals however, this option is still very much missing. I accidentally found a way to use the feature earlier today and even sent a live broadcast. The official Facebook app still doesn’t show the option, you need a different app.
MSQRD lets you use Facebook Live even in an unsupported country
Facebook-owned MSQRD app lets you send a live broadcast to Facebook even if the feature isn’t yet enabled for your profile. If you’re using an older version of MSQRD, this option won’t appear. You need to update the app to the latest version.
It should also be noted that this is only possible on the iOS version of MSQRD for now; MSQRD on Android OS doesn’t support live broadcast yet.
To get started, you need to first connect MSQRD to Facebook. Sign in to your Facebook account from the app settings and grant the app access to your account.
Hit the live button on the left. You may describe your live video if you wish. After this, tap the red “Live” button and your friends online on Facebook should get notified.
Here are a few things to note:
- This only works on iOS for now.
- The MSQRD I have is from the US App Store since I use a US Apple account.
By the way, you don’t need to select a filter in MSQRD or look like a monster to make this work.