Bigo Live is an app for streaming live audio and video with your smartphone. The app is available for free download on Android and iPhone (iOS) phones. Like Periscope, the platform acts as a social network with followers and offers various types of interactions between users, even during transmissions.
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To use the app, I need to sign in with a Facebook, Google, VK, Instagram, or Twitter account. There is also the possibility to register using the telephone number. Here's how to use Bigo Live to broadcast live.
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Tutorial shows how to use the live streaming app Bigo Live Photo: Marvin Costa / dnetc
How to sign up and view basic application options
Step 1. Open the app and use one of your social networks to create a Bigo Live account. Then enter your gender, country and date of birth. Tap the "Next" icon;
By creating an account in the Bigo Live app Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 2. The app suggests popular broadcasts made by other users. To proceed, tap Done. The home screen displays currently highlighted broadcasts. Tap the planet icon to see more options in "Explore";
By to view profile suggestions and the Bigo Live Photo app home screen: Play / Marvin Costa
Step 3. The Explore screen lets you find lives with popular hashtags, countries and lives. Tap the star cone to see more popular profiles on the platform. Tap the avatar icon to see profile options;
Opposite to see popular lives and action to access Bigo Live's user profile Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 4. The profile page displays the number of followers, friends and fans. The page still shows saved broadcasts, received messages, and other actions.
Bigo Live app profile screen for iPhone and Android smartphones Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa
How to perform live broadcasts
Step 1. Tap the circle icon at the bottom of the screen to start setting up a live stream. You can give a live name, as well as add a cover image and content tags. To do so, tap the "Select tag" option;
By naming a new live performance in the Bigo Live app Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 2. Choose the tags that will be attached to the video and tap the "OK" button. Then click on the face icon in the lower right corner to see the mask options;
By choosing a tag and opening the sticker options of the Bigo Live Photo app: Playback / Marvin Costa
Step 3. Tap one of the masks to have the system apply the effect to you. To use other filters, click on the face cone in the lower left corner of the screen;
Screen like masks to use for live broadcasts in the Bigo Live app Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa
Step 4. Use the filters and beautifying effects available in the app. Choose whether you want to perform video, audio, multiplayer, or interactive game broadcasts. Finally, to start streaming, tap the "Live" button;
Effect screen for live streaming of the Bigo Live app Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa
Step 5. During the live video, use the options at the bottom to perform the following actions: open the message sending screen, invite friends to split the broadcast, make screen prints and start interactive games. To end the transmission, click the "X" icon in the upper right corner of the screen. The final screen will display the quality of the broadcast, the number of viewers, new fans and a scoring chart on the platform.
Screen with a live video stream on the Bigo Live app Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa
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