Facebook cuts off Prisma’s access to its Live Videos API

Prisma is brining its art-filters to Facebook Live videos

Earlier this month, Prisma brought its art filters for Facebook Live videos. The company achieved this by using Facebook Live API. However, Facebook was not happy with it and now it has blocked access of Prisma to the Facebook Live API and this feature has stopped working.

According to Prisma, Facebook told, “Your app streams video from a mobile device camera, which can already be done through the Facebook app. The Live Video API is meant to let people publish live video content from other sources such as professional cameras, multi-camera setups, games or screencasts.”

Facebook’s given reason is not fine because Facebook Live’s FAQ does not mention this kind of usage guide. But this is Facebook’s API and they have rights to decide who can access to it and how.

“We were trying to fix the issue but Facebook has a strong policy, they only let broadcast to different cameras, drones. Our app is no drone or camera. So this means we cannot do it,” says Prisma’s Aram Airapetyan,

The good thing is that Prisma team still have big plans for Live and they will surely bring something interesting in coming days.

It looks like Facebook does not appreciate the competition. Facebook itself was working on similar kind of art filters and Prisma brought the same thing on Facebook much before Facebook could.


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