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Facebook Introduces New Video Features

Facebook Introduces New Video Features

Facebook, in recent months, has been at hard work trying to place itself as a YouTube rival. On February 14th, Facebook announced new video features that will improve the video experience. According to Dana Sitller, Product Manager at Facebook, the new features will make watching video on Facebook richer, more engaging and flexible. Here are all the new features Facebook is bringing with the new update.

Videos in News Feed Gets Sound

Till now videos in the News Feed auto played silently, you have to tap on the video to hear the sound. With this update, the auto played videos will have sounds. Sound will fade in and out as you scroll through videos in News Feed, brining those videos to life, says Facebook in an official post .
You can turn off this by putting your phone in silent or by switching off Videos in News Feed Start With Sound' in the Settings.

Vertical Videos

Facebook says vertical videos looks better on the mobile device, which is something most of us agrees with. After an year of the testing larger previews of vertical videos in News Feed on mobile, Facebook is making the format available to everyone.

Watch And Scroll

Remember the picture- in -picture feature in Apple iOS ? Facebook is implementing something very similar to its mobile apps. It is now possible to minimize the video you are watching to a picture - in picture view that keeps playing in the corner of your screen while you browse other stories in News Feed.

Facebook Video App for TV

As mentioned before, Facebook is going head to head with Facebook and they just announced a new Facebook video app for TV. This app will roll out soon to app stores for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV.

Also Read: Five Bizarre Things You Agreed To, When You Signed Up On Facebook Without Reading T&C

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