The feature was rolled out in the US yesterday and would be extended to other countries in the coming weeks, MIT Technology Review reported. Currently popular apps, like Meerkat and Twitter-owned Periscope are leading the way in this space.

For the feature to work, the user has to update status in the Facebook app and touch a little icon at the bottom of the window that lets the user write a description of the video and decide who he/she want to be able to see it. Then, the user hit 'Go Live' and it starts recording.

As soon as the  video is live, the user will be notified about who is watching it. People can also add comments while streaming. The video is then saved to user's timeline.

Facebook's decision to enable live streaming for iPhone users (and, presumably, eventually those on Android as well) makes a ton of sense, the report said.