Facebook Live isn’t just for vlogging and funny cat videos — it’s also becoming a viable Twitch alternative for aspiring video game streamers.

The massive social network now allows anyone with a Facebook account to go live via external sources from a PC, meaning you can use your streaming app of choice to create professional-grade broadcasts that instantly get blasted to your hundreds of Facebook friends.

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You’ll need to know how to use a streaming app such as OBS or XSplit to take advantage of this feature. For a detailed breakdown of those apps, check out our Twitch streaming tutorial — the steps are largely the same; you’ll just be sending your feed to Facebook instead of Twitch.

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