YouTube and Facebook has always been stern contenders in the Social Media Platform and one more instance of their rivalry was just recently seen when Facebook announced to take its video monetization platform “Facebook Watch” to the next level. Yes, now Facebook has decided to lunch this program across the globe after it’s sucessful testing in the United States of America.
Facebook with the “Facebook Page” platform will focus on regular episodes and using this platform the Creators and Publishers will not only target billions of viewers across the globe, but will share and monetize their content. As describes the Social Media giant, the episodes will be uploaded to Facebook either via Live Feed or recording, but will focus on a common theme and constant storyline. The content can be anything, regular episodes based on a single theme, video blogs (vlogs), or podcasts.
During the lunch of the Watch platform Facebook had said, “Our goal is for Watch to be a platform for all creators and publishers to find an audience, build a community of passionate fans, and earn money for their work.” If you want to access the Watch platform from Android and iOS, then you have to look for the Watch icon in the shortcuts bar or the “More” bookmark. The Facebook Watch feature is also available Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One, and Oculus TV.
The Facebook Watch Program looks quite similar to that of YouTube to many extent. Users can also take help of the Facebook show pages using which they can create and upload seamless content on Facebook and also engage users via interaction in the same pages. Besides, Facebook also expands its Ad Breaks program with the introduction of the Watch program which will gather more publishers under its roof and Facebook targets to reach a monthly active user base of two billion by the second quarter of 2018.
So it’s eagerely awaited to be seen, on which dat the Facebook Watch feature goes live.