Facebook launches YouTube competitor called 'Watch'

Aug 10, 2017 17:01 IST

Facebook on 9 August 2017 launched a new video programming platform 'Watch' for creators and publishers. Watch is expected to compete with Google-owned YouTube.

Watch will be available on mobile, desktop, laptop as well as in TV apps.

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Highlights of the Facebook Watch
Watch is a platform for all creators and publishers to find an audience, build a community of passionate fans, and earn money for their work.
It is personalized to one in discovering new shows, organized around what your friends and communities are watching.
Moreover, to help the viewers connect with friends, Watch allows them to see comments while watching the show and also allows them to participate in a dedicated Facebook Group for the show.
Watch also has a Watchlist to help the viewers to keep up with the shows they follow, so that they never miss out on the latest episodes.
Viewers will be able to watch shows that engage fans and community, live shows, shows that follow a narrative bend or have a consistent theme and live events that bring communities together.
Initially, it is introduced to a limited group of people in the United States and will be introduced to more people soon.

Quick Digest

Who: Facebook

What: Launched Watch

When: 9 August 2017

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