Facebook Moves Closer To YouTube With New Platform
Facebook wants people to spend more time watching videos on its platform, as they already do on YouTube. Starting Aug. 10, it’s introducing a new video destination called “Watch,” which aims to do exactly that.
Facebook will this week roll out their new Watch section, starting with a small group of US users.
Facebook says that Watch is ‘a new platform for shows on Facebook’ made up of both live and recorded episodes which ‘follow a theme or storyline’.
“Watch is personalized to help you discover new shows, organized around what your friends and communities are watching. For example, you’ll find sections like “Most Talked About,” which highlights shows that spark conversation, “What’s Making People Laugh,” which includes shows where many people have used the “Haha” reaction, and “What Friends Are Watching,” which helps you connect with friends about shows they too are following.”