Facebook Tests Carousel-Style Video Floating Player On iOS

by • September 4, 2015 • Breaking News, FacebookComments Off on Facebook Tests Carousel-Style Video Floating Player On iOS5598

We all know Facebook is big on video and it’s constantly trying to find ways to excel at it. Of course it also wants to take on YouTube, so it’s no surprise that it releases things like floating videos on the desktop version. Now, we hear it on the grapevine that the company is experimenting the same feature with the Facebook iOS app.

Also Read: Facebook Introduces Floating Videos, So You Can Watch And Scroll

The feature which begins with a “carousel” style viewing experience, but also has a floating video player a lot like picture-in-picture.

Just like with YouTube, you seem to be able to drag the video you are watching, to the bottom of the screen, allowing you to effectively multitask while you watch a video.

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Now, we know very little about this feature as it is obviously being tested and is not on general rollout at the moment. In fact, it hasn’t actually been announced yet, so expect something of the likes within the next few months.

It does come months after Social Times shared screenshots of the desktop version of the feature. Have a look at a video of the feature below:


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