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Facebook rolled out the Watch original tab for all the U.S holders

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All Facebook users and admirers, how are you doing with your Facebook life? The social media giant on the web has already become the perfect medium to display and share your social life and all other stuff with your dear ones. With the excessive usage from millions of users around the world, Facebook always tries out to come up with something fresh to engage the audience in a much better way.

In the lineup of new things, Facebook has now come up with the all new Watch tab of original video content, which will be available for all the U.S users. Well, the company has officially now rolled out the feature, which was earlier released a month ago with the limited content. It is expected that the feature will give the direct access to all the users to watch out for their favorite series. The feature is available on Facebook’s native desktop site, TV apps, and mobile apps. All the users will be able to subscribe to their favorite series instead of watching out one-off videos in the News Feed. U.S users will soon see a TV icon in their mobile navigation bar and desktop site bookmarks.   

Meanwhile, the social media platform is trying to make sure that the user generated videos will not get taken down for having the music owned by the well-known record labels. Facebook has planned out to build a YouTube Content ID- style system so that the labels could find out the uses of their owned music and also allow to cut a monetization, instant of taking them down. But, according to Bloomberg report, the system would require up to two years to build and Facebook is now willing to stop all the take downs.

Lackluster Video

The social media giant is offering a range of classic options for searching out the video content, including classic featured programs and sections like “Suggested For You”, “New This Week”, “Most Talked About”, “What Friends Are Watching”, “Popular Now”, “Today’s Spotlight”, and “10 Minutes Or More” for having the long-form videos.

Primarily, Facebook is just highlighting the reality shows, which partners are producing at a mass level and are cheap in nature. But, to pull and engage the audience from Netflix, YouTube, and cable TV, Facebook will require a bunch of high quality scripted dramas and comedies. And the first sign in this context is the sci-fi short film “Lost Memories” by an independent filmmaker “Francois Ferracci.” Well, the current offering is not quite appealing, as the show lacks big budget and audience pulling stars. But, if you are one of those who just like to watch random things while laying on your couch, then Facebook Watch can be a fine company in your waste time.

Overall, Facebook unlocks the content creation for everyone and not just for the particular group of creators.  So far, Facebook Watch emerge like a mini version of YouTube with few options. The real review about the feature would come after the audience will showcase their opinions on the social media platform. Still, the feature will get improved with the addition of more content to engage the larger number of audiences.

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