There’s a revamped way Facebook users view videos on the social media network. The company just announced its new platform named Watch, which is basically redesigned video platform. It will begin rolling out to a small percentage of US users, before rolling out to more users here over the next few weeks.
“Watch is comprised of shows, a new type of video on Facebook. Shows are made up of episodes – live or recorded – that follow a consistent theme or storyline. Shows are a great format if you want to share a video series, like a weekly cooking show, a daily vlog, or a set of videos with recurring characters or themes,” the company says in a post.
Considering the features and layout, Watch can be called an alternative to YouTube for video creators of different sizes. The creators get a way to organize the episodes of their shows in a more logical format than the typical news feed and can earn revenue from those videos from TV-style Ad breaks because Facebook discloses them to its billions of active users. Obviously, there are live shows and events that connect directly with fans and bring the communities together. Besides, there will be shows following a narrative arc.
Shows that will be available at launch are Nas Daily, Gabby Bernstein, and Tastemade publisher’s Kitchen Little.