Now, you can post videos in comments on Facebook
The feature is available on Facebook's iOS and Android apps as well as its desktop site.
Facebook users can now post video clips as comments on status updates and posts on the social networking platform. To post a video comment, you need to tap on the camera icon in the comment box beneath a post, and choose a video clip from the library on your device. The feature is available across Facebook’s Android and iOS apps as well as its desktop site. You can also post videos as comments in Facebook Events and Facebook Groups.Also Read - Facebook gives voice to emojis with Soundmoji: Here's how to send Also Read - Netflix could launch its video game streaming service next year, at no extra cost
Facebook engineer Bob Baldwin reveals that a prototype of the feature was developed in just one day, during the company’s 50th Hackathon earlier this year. Later Baldwin and his team worked for months to develop and roll out the feature. It is worth pointing out here that it is the same Facebook team that had worked on adding photos and stickers in comments during the recent hackathons. Baldwin further explained that it was “no small feat to add support across interfaces and within two heavy traffic services, like comments and videos.”Also Read - You can now use WhatsApp web without your phone
From Live videos to 360-degree videos support, Facebook is betting big on videos for growth of its social networking platform. During his address at the MWC 2016, Mark Zuckerberg had said “Most of the content 10 years ago was text, and then photos, and now it s quickly becoming videos.I just think that we re going to be in a world a few years from now where the vast majority of the content that people consume online will be video.”
In a bid to further push videos on its platform, Facebook recently introduced a dedicated tab for live videos But at the same time the video comments feature is likely irk to several data-cautious users and perhaps could add more clutter to the News Feed section.
The new feature comes shortly after Facebook CEO Zuckerberg announced he is going to hold a Live video next week and has sought everyone to participate. Also, the company has introduced 360-degree images support as well as announced ending support for photo sync feature to make way for the Moments app.