'Chewbacca Mom' rules Facebook's top live videos for 2016

MANILA, Philippines – Probably one of the biggest game changers in social media in the past year and a half is the ability to live stream.

Back in 2015, Facebook launched live video for celebrities. At the start of 2016, the social network expanded the option to all US iPhone users, and then in April, rolled out reactions, filters, and a live map. In June, astronauts were even able to stream live via Facebook from outer space.

But the runaway winner for 2016 is Candace Payne, who hilariously showed off her Chewbacca mask to the rest of cyberspace. Payne aka "Chewbacca Mom" became an Internet star, with her Facebook live video getting 164 million views. She even got to visit the social media giant's headquarters, where she got a "Facebook Star" plaque.

Here's a look at the full list of Facebook's top live videos for 2016, measured by total cumulative views:

1) Candace Payne, Chewbacca Mom

2) Ted Yoder, Soundscapes

5) NBC News, Election results

10) Super Deluxe, Election map 

The Facebook Live feature was rolled out for all users just this year, making the list the first of its kind. Were you able to spot any of these videos?

In its year-end report, Facebook also said President Rodrigo Duterte and the Philippine presidential election made it to the top 10 most discussed topics worldwide on its site this year. – Rappler.com