Facebook has been working on making video an important part of the user experience. With video ads and autoplay, Facebook brought video to our timelines but this still was not enough to convince brands which continued to choose YouTube as their main video platform.
But a new feature, currently tested on selected pages, may come to change that.
Also Read: Is Facebook a Threat to YouTube?
As spotted by TechCrunch, Facebook is testing a new feature that allows page admins to choose a video to highlight in a large frame within their video section. There’s also a live comment feed on the side to see what other users are saying about the video.
The new interface is now showing a list of other videos rather than the previous album interface. Facebook also added a new like and view counter, directly visible under the video, alongside to length and video title.
Another feature that will remind you of YouTube, page admins can now also set up playlists for related content.
The new feature itself will certainly not be enough for brands to switch from YouTube to Facebook completely. But it is another proof that Facebook is constantly improving its services to satisfy the growing needs of brands on its platform.
- Look Out For Vessel, The Wannabe YouTube Killer
- YouTube ReWind 2014 – A Year Of Videos In One Video
- Facebook Will Automatically Enhance Your Photos
Featured image: Techcrunch
You might also like
More from Facebook
Facebook and Instagram have introduced cross-app messaging, letting users from one app find and message you on the other.
Facebook is to begin testing a new brand safety options, including new Facebook Ads topic exclusion controls for a small …
Back in December, Facebook's independent Oversight Board took on its first cases. Its decisions on these cases are now published.
Facebook’s daily active users decline for a second quarter in the United States and Canada, caused by user fatigue and …
Facebook has announced a revamped version of its Access Your Information tool, making it easier for users to find and …
Facebook has announced a ban, on its platforms, of ads promoting weapon accessories and protective equipment - at least through …
Following the recent events in Washington DC, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced an indefinite ban on Donald Trump from …