Watch Party is a new way for people to watch videos on Facebook together in real time. Once a Watch Party is started, participants can watch videos, live or recorded, and interact with one another around them in the same moment. We’ve been focused on building new ways to bring people together around video, create connections, and ignite conversations; Watch Party is the next step in bringing this vision to life.
The company says its also starting to test the ability for people to initiate Watch Parties with friends outside of groups and plans to explore Watch Parties for Pages in the future.
Based on community feedback from testing, Facebook is launching with two new features today:
● First, we’re adding Co-hosting, which lets the host of a Watch Party designate other co-hosts who can add videos and keep the party going.
● We’re also adding Crowdsourcing, which lets anyone in a Watch Party suggest videos for the host to add to the Watch Party.
Facebook has lined up a selection of Watch Parties to celebrate its launch. You can check those out and learn more about the feature at the link below.