If video is the future of social media, then Facebook is on the right track, as they just introduce a number of enhancement to Videos.
Depending on your preference, the changes that Facebook made with the auto-play can be annoying or convenience, since the company will now enable audio of videos that are auto-played. If you have the feature enabled, expect sound fades in and out as you scroll through videos in News Feed. If your phone’s audio is set to mute, the video will not play with sounds. Users can also disable the feature of video to autoplay with sounds by switching off “Videos in News Feed Start With Sound” in Settings.
Facebook also made some improvement on the vertical video by expanding to full screen. It may seem a minor improvement but it will have a big impact on the viewing experience, since a lot of people record videos on portrait mode. This
The company also introduce Picture-in-Picture on videos that allows users to go to other areas of Facebook while the video keeps on playing in the corner of your screen and if you’re using Android phones, you’ll have the ability to keep the video playing even when you exit the Facebook app.
Together with the Videos enhancements, the company also announced the roll out of Facebook Video App for TV, an app that will allow you to view Facebook videos on your TV. Facebook will initially release Facebook Video App for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung Smart TV, the company said that they release an app to other TV platforms in the future.
Last modified: February 15, 2017