First up, Facebook is testing a video-only news feed that is accessible through the iPhone app or the Web. The feed will offer user’s videos that are relevant to them and also include videos they’ve saved for later, videos from friends, Pages they follow, and other video publishers on Facebook. It is rolling out to a small number of people, but expect Facebook to expand the testing of that feature sooner rather than later.
Another feature being tested on the iPhone app is Suggested Videos. According to Facebook, the feature has been rolled out to “most” iPhone users globally. And what a shock, ads will also be tested with the feature soon. Testing on the Web has already begun.
To satisfy those power hungry Facebook multitaskers, the company is also testing a way for people to watch videos in a floating screen while doing other things inside the app. If that sounds familiar, the YouTube app offers a similar feature.
Finally, Facebook has also been testing a button that allows users to watch videos later in the “Saved” bookmark section.
It’s definitely interesting to see Facebook concentrate on improving the video experience on the social network. Should YouTube be worried?
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