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Facebook Live now has a built-in screen-sharing function

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No more third-party software

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Today, Facebook added the ability to directly share your screen on Facebook Live, as spotted by The Next Web. Previously, third-party software was needed to do the same thing.

As shown in the below tweet, the option now appears on the right-hand side under “FaceTime Camera” with a button marked “Share Screen.”

If you click on “Share Screen” a prompt will follow asking to install the Facebook Screen Sharing extension to your browser. The Next Web says the option was available in Chrome, but not in Firefox. Then, when you do share your screen, you’ll be able to choose an application, a particular tab within your browser, or your entire screen. In the past, third-party software Open Broadcaster Software was necessary to share your screen with Facebook Live.