While it's been possible for people to go live to Facebook from mobile devices since last year, desktop or laptop computers provide a stable camera setup and Facebook is now allowing users to broadcast live video to Facebook from these devices.
To get started on your live broadcast from a computer, click "Live Video" from the top of your News Feed or Timeline, then follow the prompts to add a description and choose your audience.
Facebook has also added a new feature that makes it easy to use streaming software or external hardware when going live from a computer.
With this update, people can share their screens, insert graphics, switch cameras, or use professional equipment in Facebook Live videos. They also have the option to broadcast to Facebook Groups they belong to, Facebook Events they're part of, or Facebook Pages they manage.