Amid the increase of coronavirus, there has been a decrease in social gatherings and get together, but much recently, there has been an increase in virtual watch parties as a way to get together with friends and cousins.
To stay with this flow, Facebook is also getting into this action.
The world’s largest social networking site has announced to launch its ‘Watch Together’ feature.
Watch Together is a free feature, designed to let people enjoy videos while chatting with friends on screen in a video call.
For the launch of this feature, Facebook has partnered with celebrity fitness trainer Melissa Alcantara. Facebook also created and released a series of workout videos.
In a blog post, Facebook product manager Nora Micheva said, “Connecting through video has understandably become more important for our Messenger community in the past few months.”
“We created Watch Together to make spending quality time with friends and loved ones feel as close to an in-person experience as possible,” the post further said.
According to Micheva, there are more than 150 million video calls a day on Messenger, and more than 200 million videos sent each day using the service.
“Whether it’s watching a trending video, a movie, a sports highlight, a makeup tutorial, or a Facebook Watch original, the feature allows you to watch your friends’ reactions at the same time,” Micheva said.
The feature of Facebook, Watch Together can be activated from a Messenger video call capable of handling up to eight people, or in virtual rooms where as many as 50 online friends can visit and enjoy the feature at the same time.