It’s old news that tech giant Facebook believes that videos are the next big thing on social networking platforms. Lately, the company has been pushing videos on its platforms, which in turn has been a key factor in driving its growth. And now Facebook has taken its obsession with videos to a whole new level by introducing a bundle of features for all those who like to binge on videos.
Here’s all you need to know about Facebook’s latest updates:
Bringing sound to videos in the News Feed
Ever noticed how your videos play on the mute mode in your Facebook News Feed? Well, this is about to change as the social networking giant is bringing sound to the videos in your News Feed. However, if you are the kind who prefers their videos without sound, the good news is that you can disable this feature by switching off “Videos in News Feed Start With Sound” in Settings. Also, the videos will play without sound if your phone is set to silent mode, so you don’t have to worry about getting disturbed by the ‘noise’ at all.
Larger than life vertical videos
Another feature that is getting a larger than life update is the vertical videos. The good news is that the vertical videos will now be available in larger format on iOS and Android operating systems, giving your video-viewing experience a facelift.
Bringing in PIP view to your News Feed
Admittedly this is one feature that we were missing on Facebook. The picture-in-picture view will let you play the video in the corner of your screen while you keep surfing through your News Feed. And if you are an Android user, you can keep the video playing even when you exit the Facebook app.
Facebook Video App for TV
Last but not the least, Facebook has announced a new video app for your smart televisions that, the social media giant will be rolling out for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung Smart TV soon. With the new app, you can not only watch top live videos from around the world but also revisit videos you’ve watched, shared or uploaded.
So folks, gear up coz this video storm ain’t stopping anytime soon!