Facebook Expands Watch Party to All Pages
Facebook today announced its intent to expand the availability of Watch Parties to all pages and profiles across the social network. Watch Parties launched strictly in Facebook Groups earlier this year, and since then Facebook says there have been 12 million Watch Parties. Watch Parties, which let people watch videos together in real time, generate a lot of engagement. Facebook wants to see even more engagement, so it is making Watch Parties easier to find, set up, and share. Viewers and hosts can comment in real time as the video plays. Some new features are being added to the tool, such as the ability for the host to schedule the Watch Party ahead of time. Further, comments will now be threaded to make it easier for viewers to have on-going conversations. Watch Party is available on PCs and mobile devices.
Jul 25, 2018
All Facebook Groups around the globe can now share and watch videos together in real time. Facebook expanded the availability of Watch Party, which the social network has been testing since January, to everyone.
Apr 4, 2018
Facebook today made significant changes to its platform as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica breach. To start, the company now believes Cambridge Analytica was given improper access to the data of as many as 87 million people, mostly U.S.
May 1, 2018
Facebook today made a significant number of additions to its platform that will lead to more features for end users over time. For example, a new tool will allow Facebook users to post to their Facebook Stories directly through third-party apps.
Feb 14, 2017
Facebook is making several big changes to how it treats video on mobile devices. First, sound will fade in and fade out as users scroll past videos in their News Feed as long as the phone's volume is turned on.