Facebook is reportedly testing a feature called “Watch Videos Together” that would allow you and your friends to watch synchronized videos together on Messenger group chat.
As per reports, the upcoming feature was first found by Ananay Arora, the founder of deadline management app “Timebound” and an engineer named Jane Manchun Wong in Messenger’s code-base. According to a Tweet by Ananay Arora, the feature “Watch Videos Together,” would allow people to “chat about the same videos at the same time.” The Tweet code reads, “Everyone in this chat can control the video and see who’s watching,”
— Ananay Arora (@ananay_arora) November 14, 2018
However, a Facebook spokesperson said this is an “internal test”, which means the feature is going through the trial phases before it rolls out for users.
The new feature will not only allow users to share experiences with each other but will also a new source of revenue for the social media platform.
Since Facebook is in hot water owing to Cambridge Analytica scandal and the critical bombshell report by The New York Times, the company is now focussing to introduce new features and the ways how to generate more revenue.