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Facebook Adds New Personalization Tools for Watch, Flags New Organic Video Performance Insights


Is Facebook Watch really a significant video platform?

It’s hard to say how successful Watch is, or will be, based on its performance thus far, but as per Facebook, it is seeing more usage over time:

Today, more than 1.25 billion people visit Watch every month to discover and share videos from millions of creators and publishers.”

Which sounds impressive, right? 1.25 billion people is almost half of Facebook’s 2.7b monthly active user base.

That’s pretty good, right?


As with Facebook’s previous reporting of Watch viewership, the actual engagement figure is slightly diluted by the way in which Facebook counts its active viewership. In June last year, Facebook rapporterad that 720 million people were spending “at least one minute in Watch” each month. That figure has almost doubled, which is significant, but a minute per month is hardly indicative of solid engagement.

Facebook hasn’t clarified if this new stat is based on the same ‘minute per month’ measurement, but we can assume that it’s the same count, and as such, it’s not really as impressive as Facebook’s main statement sounds.


But still, it is increasing, Facebook is successfully encouraging more people across to its Watch platform. How you view that will come down to your own perspective, but clearly, there is significant engagement with Facebook’s original video content. It’s just hard to say exactly how much, and how engaged they actually are.

Statistical anomalies aside, Facebook continues to push ahead with Watch, and has this week outlined some new tools to help users discover more relevant Watch content, based on their interests.

Facebook Watch

Enligt Facebook:

“We’ve made it easier for people to find more videos they’ll like with better navigation, expert curation and smarter machine learning. And we’re working on ways to connect people with videos that match their interests.”

Facebook recently began rolling out a new topics selection option within Watch to help users better define their content recommendations.

Facebook Watch topics

In addition to this, Facebook has also added a new, dedicated section within Watch for live videos, which it recently used to host the UEFA Champions League final.

“Across Latin America, more than 13.7 million people tuned in to watch the UEFA Champions League final, making it the most-watched football broadcast on Facebook. Events like these are more than a stream of a game, they’re a way for fans to share in the moment by interacting in real time with the broadcaster and others.”

Facebook also recently added a new section for music videos i the US and India, which had previously only been available in Thailand.

“The music destination in Watch lets people explore music videos by genre, artist or mood, and features themed playlists. Last month, Katy Perry debuted her new music video, “Smile,” the title track of her just released fifth album, exclusively on Facebook to millions of fans.”

Debuts like that could end up playing a key role in the development of Watch. Music videos are huge on YouTube, with seven of the top 10 most viewed YouTube videos of all time being music clips from popular artists. If Facebook can get some of those as Watch exclusives instead, that could bring more viewers across, and form a launching point, of sorts, for more people to discover Watch content.


In addition to these new curation options, Facebook also continues to develop its creator tools for the platform, including fan subscriptions, Stars and in-stream ads.

And in welcome news for both creators and marketers, Facebook’s also developing new analytics options to help maximize your Watch uploads.

“We’re in the early stages of rolling out a new Organic Video Post Testing tool to help partners A/B test aspects of a post, including thumbnails, titles, descriptions and video content so they can better determine what works best for their audience.”

With videos the best performing content type on the platform, insights like this could be hugely valuable, and it’ll be interesting to see what exactly, Facebook comes up with on this front.

As noted, it’s hard to say how successful Facebook Watch is, really, but the numbers show that it is gaining momentum. And as it does, it opens up more opportunities for marketers.

How successful your campaigns will be will depend on your brand, your campaign and your targeting, but Watch may well provide new opportunities for those looking to reach audiences via the platform. 




WhatsApp lanserar "samtalslänkar" för att bättre underlätta gruppljud- och videochatt


WhatsApp Launches ‘Call Links’ to Better Facilitate Group Audio and Video Chats

WhatsApp has announced the launch of a new Call Links feature, which, as it sounds, will enable you to share a link to invite others to join a group chat in the app.

As you can see in these examples, you’ll now be able to create dedicated URL links for WhatsApp group video and audio chats, which will make it easier for others to join the discussion in the app.

When available (the option is being rolled out this week), you’ll be able to see the Call Link option within your ‘Calls’ tab, enabling you to create a shareable link to get people into your chats.

It could be an easy way to help enhance community connection, and facilitate engagement, while brands could also use the option to better connect with influencers and advocates, in a more direct, intimate way.

For example, you could run an exclusive chat to discuss your upcoming product launch, or seek feedback on potential updates. Meta’s says that it’s also working on secure, encrypted video calling for up to 32 people as well, so there could soon be a range of ways to use the option as a means to spotlight specific audience segments and engage with them direct.

And with more engagement switching to messaging tools, that’s definitely worth considering.

Indeed, as part of a recent product announcement, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg noted that:


"Most people use feeds to discover content and use messaging for deeper connections.”

As such, it may be time to start considering how you can lean into this shift, and better align with how users are now connecting, in order to maximize community and engagement.

Feeds are increasingly being overtaken by entertainment, so if you want to tap into the connective benefits of the medium, that may no longer be the place to be to reach your fans.

Messaging, and messaging groups, could be an important consideration going forward, and these new tools provide more options on this front.


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