Trouble for Periscope? Facebook offers live video broadcasting

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Live video broadcasts are coming to your Facebook feed. I'm Bridget Carey, this is your CNET Update. [MUSIC] You can now broadcast live video to your friends on Facebook. It's all in real time. And it works just like Twitter's Periscope app. This new feature is first being rolled out to a small percentage of people in the U.S. with iPhones. And here's how it works. You'll start a broadcast from the mobile app. And friends can write comments as they watch. The broadcaster can also like a comment during a broadcast. And you're going to see the number of people watching as well as their names. When it's over, the video is posted to the person's timeline and it can be viewed again. There's also a subscribe button for viewers to get notified the next time that person goes live. Obviously this is going to be a major challenger to the Periscope app, which is popular with Twitter users. So if you're at a big event, are you going to choose to share with your Facebook friends or the open world of Twitter? Facebook is trying to become more like Twitter as a media hub and a place to discover breaking news, this feature was something Facebook first reserved only for celebrity accounts. Back in August. Meanwhile, there's a familiar face attempting a comeback in the chat kingdom, Yahoo. Right now, we have tons of chat apps. There's Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Whatsapp, and Google Hangouts, to name a few of the big ones. But it wasn't that long ago that AOL and Yahoo ruled the chat world with buddy lists and screen names. Well Yahoo Messenger has returned in app Form and it hopes to stand apart with a new feature. The un-send. Yes, you can take back a message you regret sending. Maybe it's good for drunk texters? But that also can cause fights when proof of a conversation can just vanish at any moment. Yahoo! Messager also lets you send a huge number of photos in an instance and its time in Tumblr gif search, so you can quickly reply with an animated gif. Which his something you can also easily do on Facebook Messenger. The new Yahoo Messenger app is available for Androids and iPhones, but the timing of the launch is a bit awkward. There have been anonymous sourced reports that Yahoo is considering selling of some of its business, hm. But there's much bigger news breaking in the texting world. Those of you with Nexus smart phones and tablets are gonna be the first of the Android clan To get the new emoji icon. Apple folks have been flaunting the unicorn, the taco and dozens of other new icons and faces for a few months now since iOS 9.1 came out in October. But soon, these emojis are also gonna show up on Android. The vice president of android tweeted the news that is rolling out next week and it starts with Nexus devices. That's it for this tech news update, and there's more at cnet.com from our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. [MUSIC]

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