Facebook envisions Watch feature as TV for social media
August 11, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook envisions its new Watch feature as TV designed for social media, a place where users comment, like and interact with show creators, stars and each other — and never leave.
It's a potential threat to Twitter, YouTube, Netflix and other services for watching video, including old-fashioned TV. Yet its success is far from guaranteed.
While people watch a lot of videos on Facebook, these are mostly shared by their friends, seen as users scroll down their main news feed.
Getting people to see Facebook as a video service is like Walmart trying to sell high fashion, or...