Facebook on Monday began testing a live audio streaming service that will let people essentially broadcast radio-style on the leading online social network.
Partners working with Facebook to test “Live Audio” included BBC World Service, book publisher HarperCollins, British talk radio station LBC, and authors Adam Grant and Brit Bennett.
The new feature comes as an alternative to a Facebook tool that lets people stream live video at the social network.
Listeners can discover live audio content in the Facebook News Feed, ask questions and leave reactions in real time during broadcasts.
Facebook said it would be testing Audio Live with partners in coming weeks and then roll it out more broadly next year.
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