Watch Tab Introduced To Replace Original Video Shows
Facebook has created a new platform, where you can follow your favorite video creastors also for publishers and advertisers, Watch tab. For publishers you get 55% while facebook gets 45%. According to mark on facebook he said
We believe it’s possible to rethink a lot of experiences through the lens of building community — including watching video. Watching a show doesn’t have to be passive. It can be a chance to share an experience and bring people together who care about the same things.
That’s why today we’re launching the Watch tab in Facebook — a place where you can discover shows your friends are watching and follow your favorite shows and creators so you don’t miss any episodes. You’ll be able to chat and connect with people during an episode, and join groups with people who like the same shows afterwards to build community.
We hope Watch will be home to a wide range of shows — from reality to comedy to live sports. Some will be made by professional creators, and others from regular people in our community. We’re starting to roll out the Watch tab to a limited number of people in the US, and the plan is to bring it to more people soon. I hope you enjoy!
The “Watch” tab and several dozen original shows will start rolling out to a small group of U.S. users tomorrow on mobile, desktop and Facebook’s TV apps. I think this will shake Youtube a little bit. Like facebook was ready to shift youtube, A Watchlist feature lets you subscribe to updates on new episodes of your favorite shows. Fans can connect with each other and creators through a new feature that links shows to Groups. Watch Tab will begin replacing the current video tab for users tomorrow in Facebook’s apps for Android, iOS, the web, and television. The videos you will watch will be based on popular ones, the videos your friends are watching and your discovery.