Missing to watch your favorite shows with your loved ones because of this pandemic? Well, now all you need to worry is about which show to watch together! Facebook has brought up with this new feature that will not even let you realize that you are far away. Facebook has fully utilized this year in diversifying the features of the messenger app as it’s usage was elevating constantly since last few months and millions were video calling through it each day which made it to finally introduce this magnificent feature- Watch together.
The name itself has its meaning- Enjoy watching videos or movies on Facebook with your family or friends living far apart and simultaneously having a messenger video call together.
You must be thinking what makes it differ from the watch parties feature launched earlier in 2018? The basic variation is that this feature will allow you to even talk and see instant facial expressions while watching shows.
Every feature comes with a limitation…sad but true! The constraint for “Watch Together” is that you will not be able to watch some trending video platforms like Youtube, Netflix, Disney+ and more. But, nothing to deny that social media is as deep as sea, you can watch all the videos that live on Facebook and many of the original series, live events, webinars, sport highlights, etc.
A maximum of 8 people can join a messenger video call and in case you want to create a room, up to 50 people can watch. As the matter of fact, you can only watch through phones, larger screens like on laptops, this feature lacks behind. The major question- Is it free? Hell yeah!
This Watch Together feature of Facebook can also be a captivating replacement for tiresome Zoom calls to have an effective conversations with your friends and family.
Let’s go through few of the simple steps of using it- The first thing you need to do is to start a video call with any of your friends on messenger or create a room and then swipe up to view the menu. You will now be able to see a watch together option, just tap it and you are done. If you have nothing to watch of your own, you can even browse the Facebook videos according to the categories and choose one to watch with your friends.
This feature is becoming the most trending because of its growing usage on Android phones. Thousands of people have already started exploring it, so if you haven’t started yet; Time to start now!