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
Businesses in the US will soon be able to enable Facebook Pay as a payment option directly on their websites.
Facebook Gaming is scaling its cloud gaming infrastructure and announcing an expansion of its games library and availability.
Facebook has announced several new shopping updates across its apps, including the expansion of Shops to WhatsApp and Marketplace.
Facebook has announced the official launch of Live Audio Rooms, one of the social audio features it announced recently.
Facebook has announced several new features that will help Group admins manage and moderate their groups more effectively.