Facebook has grand plans for its recently introduced video platform. After luring Hollywood giants and other celebrities to use its platform to share their latest videos, the company is now testing a ‘Videos’ section design on Facebook pages. The social juggernaut confirmed toTechCrunch that is has started to test this feature on select pages including ABC News and NYTimes. Also Read - How to delete YouTube search history in simple stepsAlso Read - Facebook gives voice to emojis with Soundmoji: Here's how to send
From the looks of it, the video section s design looks a lot like YouTube channels interface. There is a Featured Video section, and there is also Playlists option with thumbnails, length, likes, views count and other relevant details. Also Read - Netflix could launch its video game streaming service next year, at no extra cost
“As more and more people upload, share and discover video on Facebook, marketers are realizing the value of video at every stage of the buying cycle, from awareness to conversion,” noted the company in a blog post. The report says that the company will eventually add this feature to all the Facebook Pages. And admins of pages will get the ability to choose a featured video which will be displayed extra-large on the top.
It has become evident now that Facebook is trying to boost the users engagement and make sure that the service becomes the go-to place for everything. The company recently announced that the Twitter-like trending topics which it began showing on the web-version of the site at the beginning of the year will also be available to its mobile apps. It also recently removed the Microsoft s Bing search option from site s built-in search functionality, a move that was made to ensure that users queries revolve within the company s social network.