Facebook launches ‘Watch Together’ on the Messenger app, Now you can view videos with your friends

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  • Facebook launched ‘Watch Together”, a feature soon to be available through the Messenger app
  • The innovation allows its users to watch videos uploaded and streamed through Facebook all together
  • Facebook added this new option to let virtual socialization and communication intact as the pandemic is going on

As the quarantine continues, Facebook improves its features to add another user experience and bring people closer together.

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Facebook, on Monday, Sept. 14, launched “Watch Together”; a new option that is going to be available through the Messenger app for free. The feature allows you to watch videos with your friends.

According to the Facebook product manager Nora Micheva, “Connecting through video has understandably become more important for our Messenger community in the past few months.”

She added, ”We created Watch Together to make spending quality time with friends and loved ones feel as close to an in-person experience as possible.”

The option allows up to eight people to watch videos and chat together. Up to 50 people can  utilize this using the Messenger Rooms. You can also view your chatters’ camera feed on the same screen, which makes it more unique than other watch party apps these days. Users can view videos uploaded or streamed on Facebook.

Micheva said, “Whether it’s watching a trending video, a movie, a sports highlight, a makeup tutorial, or a Facebook Watch original, the feature allows you to watch your friends’ reactions at the same time.”

The social media giant tapped celebrity fitness trainer Melissa Alcantara to create workout videos for the launch.

The rollout on the Messenger app is coming over the following weeks.

Image via Facebook Messenger app

Earlier in April, Facebook has added the virtual “rooms”, a Zoom-like video calling feature which can group at most 50 people in one video call. You can also change your virtual background and add reality filters.

Throughout the pandemic, socialization and communication has shifted to online causing other tech giants like Google and Microsoft to create a meeting room features. Facebook, on the other hand, also make their own efforts to keep up with the trend and address the needs of its users.