Looks like Facebook is really all gung ho on this whole “original video content” thing.
Yesterday, Facebook revealed Watch, the platform’s latest section dedicated to watching videos with a focus on original content.
“We’re introducing Watch, a new platform for shows on Facebook. Watch will be available on mobile, on desktop and laptop, and in our TV apps. Shows are made up of episodes — live or recorded — and follow a theme or storyline. To help you keep up with the shows you follow, Watch has a Watchlist so you never miss out on the latest episodes.
Watch is personalized to help you discover new shows, organized around what your friends and communities are watching. For example, you’ll find sections like “Most Talked About,” which highlights shows that spark conversation, “What’s Making People Laugh,” which includes shows where many people have used the “Haha” reaction, and “What Friends Are Watching,” which helps you connect with friends about shows they too are following.”
Some other highlights include Tastemade’s Kitchen Little, a show about kids who watch a how-to video of a recipe, then instruct professional chefs on how to make it, and that Major League Baseball will be broadcasting a game a week on Facebook.
While this doesn’t look like the next Netflix, or even YouTube, killer, all I hope is that Watch will lessen the number of videos clogging up my News Feed.