They never cease to stop amazing us with new inventions and items that the programmers at Mark Zuckeburg’s chamber have in store for each of us. They are ever releasing new features and inventions to keep us all in the look for what next they are about to release. They did it once again. They are introducing a new video option within its feeds and menu.
This comes aside from the common video platforms like: YouTube, Vidme and Vimeo which take the lead as some of the most popularized video viewing platforms. Well, this did not scare away Facebook from trying out its luck in the video arena also.
From tomorrow, Facebook is expected to begin rolling out the video option in some parts of US as its first part mission in integrating this new feature into its systems. Facebook aims to also make this new feature accessible to other parts of the world. They aim at making people get onto Facebook much longer, not only to view their normal news and socialize with family and friends but now to stick around watching their own programmed videos.
Most of the videos will be programmed by Facebook itself and having some slots for a few others where, Facebook will be paying out 5% to the owners and the other 45% is retained by Facebook. However, it will also give out ad revenue to those who are publishing their own videos on their platform. Publishers also will be allowed breaks between their videos for adverts for those who want to generate an extra income from their episodes.
According to Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckeberg, he says, “We believe it’s possible to rethink a lot of experiences through the lens of building community — including watching video. Watching a show doesn’t have to be passive . . . You’ll be able to chat and connect with people during an episode, and join groups with people who like the same shows afterwards to build community.”
A look at some of the videos they will be are:
- A&E’s “Bae or Bail:” – Reality TV game show where couples face their fears and see who runs
- Gabby Bernstein – Motivational speaker and author answers fans’ life questions in live and recorded segments
- Major League Baseball – The MLB will broadcast one game a week live on Facebook
- Major League Baseball “12:25 Live” – A comedic look at baseball with help from the fans
- Mike Rowe – Rowe finds people who’ve done great things for their community and gives them a special experience in return
- Nas Daily – Vlogger Nas (Correction: Not the rapper) makes videos with his biggest friends each day
- Tastemade’s Kitchen Little – This cooking show sees kids watch a how-to recipe video, then instruct a pro chef how to make the dish with comedic results
- All Def Digital’s “Inside the Office” – A look inside the office life at Russel Simmons’ hip-hop media empire
On the Facebook platform, users will be given multiple options to choose from on what video they want to watch. They will be displayed with a list to scroll through a number of shows and their various categories to choose from. Once a user opens an episode of a show, they will be able to see all details about the show and also have an option or a tab to join others watching the episode to have a live comment interaction with each other. This is a good move by Facebook as more people will be attracted more to the famous social media site having an edge over most other social sites. This is a bonus to them having almost hit a record of having 2 billion people using their site. With the income of the new watch option, thee will be no additional restrictions but all other standards set by Facebook will stand.
Am utterly amazed and awed by this new move by Facebook. Imagine after a whole tiring day, one can actually relax and watch one of their favorite episodes while having live interactions AMAAAZING with others also watching the same episode. This will be of help bringing those with similar interests together. The new feature by Facebook could soon be giving YouTube a run for its money with their new release.
Lets all enjoy the new feature.