Facebook launching new video service, Watch2017-08-10 16:15 by Daniela
Tags: Facebook, Watch
Today Facebook announced its YouTube and Netflix competitor platform called Watch. Initially the service will be available to a "limited group of people in the U.S." and then will expand to more users.
Watch has its own tab, denoted with a YouTube-like play button icon, on the main menu next to the Feed tab. It consists of two main pages: Discover and Watchlist. The former is where users can find new shows to watch, either based on what they've watched before or what their friends and family are watching.
The platform is personalized in this way, and you'll get video and show suggestions under different headers like "Most Talked About" (which highlights shows that "spark a conversation") and "What's Making People Laugh" (which lists shows that many people have reacted to with the "Haha" reaction).
"We hope Watch will be home to a wide range of shows — from reality to comedy to live sports," CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post. "Some will be made by professional creators, and others from regular people in our community."
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