Facebook is coming for blood from all its major competition on the social media landscape. This year, Facebook started with Snapchat after it was rumored that Snap Inc rejected a buy out from the tech giant. Mark Zuckerberg then began to “copy” almost every feature of the Snapchat app and now it’s the turn of Google’s YouTube.
Facebook has just unveiled their own dedicated video based section called Watch.
Watch provides a dedicated tab in the Facebook app where people can go and watch videos of their favorite talk shows, TV shows, etc.
Watch is a new video platform for shows on Facebook. Watch will be available on mobile, on desktop and laptop, and in our TV apps. Shows will be made up of episodes that is either live or recorded and follow a theme or storyline.
To help you keep up with the shows you follow, Watch has a Watch list (Playlist in YouTube) so you never miss out on the latest episodes.
Watch is personalized to help you discover new shows, organized around what your friends and communities are watching.
We have observed on Facebook Live that people’s comments and reactions to a video are often as much a part of the experience as the video itself. So when you watch a show on Facebook Watch, you can see comments and connect with friends and other viewers while watching, or participate in a dedicated Facebook Group for the show.
A Platform for Shows
Watch is a platform for all creators and publishers to find an audience, build a community of passionate fans, and earn money for their work.
Facebook in my opinion is bringing everything we need on the internet under its wings like a one-stop-shop for everything.
Facebook is gradually becoming the “internet”. Watch is going to be YouTube’s biggest rival yet.