Facebook Live is a great way to watch live footage of your friends or other sources you follow – but the floating reactions that run over just about every stream can be quite annoying. Having interactive features is great, but not so much when you’re trying to see what’s happening.
Thankfully, you can easily get rid of them when watching a Live video. All you need to do is swipe right on the screen. Comments, likes and other reactions will be disabled and you can watch the video in peace.
All you need to do to get them all back is to swipe left again – it will all return so you can participate in discussions, etc again if you want to.
Tip: If you want to disable the reactions on your own live video, you can do so when you set up the live video. Selecting ‘Live Video’ mode activates this, so just pick something different, or no filter at all, before you launch your video.