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How to Go Live With Someone on Facebook Live – 2020

Thu 7th Sep 2017
By Todd
Facebook, Facebook groups, Facebook Live

There have been lots of updates recently to the Facebook Live feature, and the newest of those updates is the very cool ‘Invite’ option.

Introduced in April 2016, the feature has had constant updates and is now seen as one of Facebook’s biggest products.

Its aim?

“Live is like having a TV camera in your pocket. Anyone with a phone now has the power to broadcast to anyone in the world. When you interact live, you feel connected in a more personal way. This is a big shift in how we communicate, and it’s going to create new opportunities for people to come together.”

– Mark Zuckerberg

Since its release, it’s done exactly that. Facebook Live provides a platform like no other for engaging with your audience.

UPDATE: May 2020: Since writing this blog, Facebook removed the feature! Thankfully, in a massive U-turn, Facebook has added the feature back and it’s just as good as it always was. In their April 2020 announcement, Facebook said:

Bringing Back Live With on Facebook

The functions are the same as the below content I wrote at the time of release but I’ve updated the screenshots for you!

Can you go live with someone on Facebook 2020?

How to Go Live With Someone on Facebook Live – Updated May 2020

It’s an innovative step and really helps you engage with your audience in a more interesting way. The potential is massive and is set to change the way live streams work.

The invite tool works seamlessly with the existing features such as multiple filters, horizontal flip and screen enhancement.

Here’s a tutorial on how to invite someone to your Facebook Live!


The functions are pretty similar to the video above, but here are the 2020 screenshots to help you out…


How to go live with someone on Facebook in 2020

Step 1. Click the ‘ + ‘ symbol

Can you go live with someone on Facebook 2020?


Step 2. Click ‘Bring in a friend’ 

Can you go live with someone on Facebook 2020?


Step 3. Select the friend you want to go live with

Go live with a friend on Facebook live in 2020


Step 4. If you don’t select a friend, this box will appear for you so you can add quickly in the live stream.

Go live with a friend on Facebook live in 2020


How to use Facebook Live With on mobile

Here’s a quick video share from my iPhone to show you around…


So, what could you do with this Facebook Live feature?

  • Set up Lives with influential people in your community. We discovered that when someone joins you on your live stream, their friends will get a notification that they are live, bringing more people to your stream. Naturally, the bigger the influencer, the more traffic you could drive to your stream!
  • A Live interview! If you’re a radio show host, for instance, you could hold a talk show on Facebook Live. It gives you the ability to answer questions live, and it’s often the case that your answer will spark another question from the audience too.
  • If you’re doing a live Q&A and someone watching asks a particularly interesting comment, invite them to the stream and have a live discussion on their point. It adds a new dimension to the way Q&As are structured and promises to be an exciting progression for interaction with your audience.


How do you flip the mirrored image on Facebook live? 

Want your logos and writing are the right way around? Here’s how  (iPhone only)

Facebook Live is a great tool to use as it beats Facebook’s algorithm, too

As the new kid on the block, Facebook are actively pushing its use and rewarding you with more eyeballs, or reach as they call it. Go live from your Page and reach more people in more ways. It really is a powerful tool for your marketing on Facebook and beyond.

Pick up your phone and get streaming!


Here are some more tips on Facebook Live:

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