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.
The feature which begins with a “carousel” style viewing experience, but also has a floating video player a lot like picture-in-picture.
Facebook just showed me a new "more videos" scrolling carousel on iOS pic.twitter.com/zATriXt8S5
— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) September 2, 2015
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.
This is what Facebook's new picture-in-picture floating video player looks like on iOS pic.twitter.com/G3Smc4gV0c
— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) September 3, 2015
What do you think of this new feature?