Facebook is blocking screen shares while Live



It has come to my attention that Facebook has started to kill a live stream anytime you show your computer screen. Last Thursday I was live and as soon as I shared a screen from my computer Facebook killed the stream. This also happened today when I did the New Media Show. This is very troubling as they are trying to prevent anyone from showing anything but the primary live screen.

This prevents people like me from actively switching my live show. If anyone else is experiencing this let me know but this changes the dynamic of my show I do live. This could be an attempt to stop people that are re-streaming content. For those of use using Facebook responsibly, this is incredibly troubling.

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Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.