In case you got tired of posting pictures, emojis, YouTube links and other such information in a Facebook comment, you can rejoice as video comments are now available on Facebook. The social media platform decided to introduce the new feature as a way to make people more comfortable with the idea of posting videos online.
Facebook Live is a feature that is not bringing sufficient capital to the company. That is video comments are now available on Facebook. The social network is trying to make them at ease with the idea of filming themselves and posting the video online on a social network.
The new feature that should already be available for users was introduced by Bob Baldwin, a product engineer at Zuckerberg’s company. According to him, the video comments are supported by a wide range of devices from Android, to iOs, and desktop.
In order to post a video as a response to a comment section on Facebook, users must press on the camera icon that used to allow them to post pictures. Now, they will have the possibility of uploading a prerecorded video from their camera roll, or their desktop or laptop.
This new feature expands the already wide variety of comment options like images, link, emojis, and Facebook stickers.
According to Baldwin, this new feature was created during the 50th edition of the Facebook Hackathon. This is an event which allows hackers to collectively work on a feature on a social media platform.
The entire change was implemented in a single day. This is remarkable seeing as such changes usually take months of creating and testing before being completed.
“To add support across interfaces and within two heavy traffic services, like comments and videos would be a challenge in a month, let alone a single day,” stated Baldwin.
Some users commented that the social platform is trying to implement all of the trendy features that are used by rival companies.
They gave the example of Snapchat that relies mainly on videos and photos. Of course, the process is a bit different, but the main idea remains.
Others said that Facebook is trying to steal Twitch’s success by working with Blizzard on a live Overwatch stream.
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