Facebook Announces New Platform for Shows

Aug 15, 2017

In a post on its site, Facebook introduced Watch, a new platform for shows. Available on mobile, desktop, and in Facebook TV apps, “Watch is personalized to help you discover new shows, organized around what your friends and communities are watching. For example, you’ll find sections like ‘Most Talked About,’ which highlights shows that spark conversation, ‘What’s Making People Laugh,’ which includes shows where many people have used the Haha reaction, and ‘What Friends Are Watching,’ which helps you connect with friends about shows they too are following.”

Watch will be home to number of different kinds of programs, including Facebook Live shows, shows with more traditional narratives and themes, and even a weekly live baseball game presented by Major League Baseball.