Facebook is introducing live audio, which gives a few select publishers the chance to communicate “on air” for listeners in real time.
Live audio will bring audio-first programming—think podcasts and talk radio—directly to users’ News Feeds.
Facebook announced the first publishers that will have access to the tool, and the list is a mix of traditional media, book publishers and writers themselves. It includes BBC World Service , LBC,Harper Collins, and authors Adam Grant and Brit Bennett.
In a blog post, a pair of Facebook reps say: