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Facebook videos will FLOAT as you scroll

The Social Media Giant has introduced a new feature to make Facebook more creative and more flexible which has already rolled out to many users at this point of time. If everything goes well, then all the Facebook users will be able to use this feature. You will love this video feature which enables you to watch video while reading your favorite article.

It can be accessed by a new button located on the bottom right of all embedded video. Click on it and it will pop-out from News Feed and it will float as you browse your news Feed. It is ideal for you to keep browsing your News Feed while the video is still playing. If your video is long and you do not want to watch it completely so you can scroll your News Feed along with the video, the video will float at the same time you can browse your News Feed. Right now Facebook is in the testing phase. But if this feature works well then Facebook will be marching towards online video dominance. With this new feature Facebook is targeting more audience to view its video content.

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This video is actually built in a video player and if you click the new button you can detach the video and place it anywhere in your browser. You can basically drag it around your browser. The functionality of the player like play, pause, like, share and options will be the same. The video will keep playing while you browse down the News Feed till you click button to switch pages or post or logout from Facebook.The video disappears once you switch to a different page. Other than dragging and scrolling the video you can also place the video into any location within the webpage while you continue browsing you favorite post.

This feature is currently available to only the desktop version of Facebook. Clicking on the video on the Newsfeed will open the video in full screen mode as it is yet not available on mobile apps. This is only the testing phase and there is also a possibility that the feature will not permanently be released. Facebook has been making a big push in to online video content in the last few months. It has made lot of changes to its video approach and in March it launched a way to let users embed Facebook videos on websites. Facebook’s floating video is right now in the experimental phase and this additional feature is a way to increase viewership on videos.

Facebook is in news since long that facebook wants to get into video as a major force. Adding a new feature means people will spend more time reading posts, including viewing sponsored posts that advertisers pay for. They are trying to implement this feature as they recently faced criticism for the fact that they are charging advertisers for sponsored videos the moment they begin playing. The battle cannot get more interesting than this. Facebook has been trying to challenge YouTube’s video supremacy since long. Facebook is offering video creators cut revenue from ads that display before or during their videos. It’s the first time Facebook has shared video revenue and may challenge You Tube for the attention creators.

One of the limitations is that you can’t resize the video window and the popup is too small to see the details. But it’s better if you are viewing the window as well as scrolling your browser. This feature is pretty useful if you don’t want to just sit watching a longer video or just want to keep aimlessly browsing your feed. Now keep an eye out for the function to hit the Facebook mobile app.

Facebook gets ‘Save’ element – The Eventual Bookmarker ?

We all are aware that Facebook is the biggest community on Earth – if Facebook had to be a country, then by now it would have been almost equal or may have even surpassed the population of China. So, noticeably when Facebook launches any new-fangled feature, it has likely that it will be utilized by more than a million people, and that is quite noteworthy.

Presently, Facebook has introduced a new characteristic called –‘Save on Facebook’, which may well be a strapping challenger to a well-liked ‘save and read it later on” mobile app pouch.

If you are a tech-savvy person, you might recollect well that Facebook had obtained a ‘read-it-later’ service called SPOOL roughly 2 years back. It seems like Facebook has at last employed Spool’s technology and incorporated it with their cell phone app. Let us have a glance at this feature in little more specification.


How does Facebook Save and bookmark ?

It is rather simple actually – Everything that you are coming across on your Facebook timeline is capable of being saved for accessing it at any date. Plus, this feature is clearly very supportive to nearly everybody as every time you fall across something helpful, you might not have time to discover or learn/read completely. During such situation, Facebook user can purely save it and read it at spare time and gain the missed out information.

The best part about the bookmark is that it can Save not only posts but also a wide number of places, links, videos, movies, TV or music.

Once the user has saved a particular item, it is only noticeable to them, on the other hand, if they desire they can also prefer to share it with their family and friends on their FB timeline.

Moreover, user’s saved topics are structured by category and they can swipe right on every article in order to share it with your friends or into your library list. Facebook has in addition added further a knick-knack reminder feature that will send you timely reminders of bookmarked items in their news feed time and again.

As per Facebook update, Save will be obtainable to everybody on Android, iOS and the web in forthcoming days.

Is there Threat to ‘Pocket’ ?

The question will apparently be raised out if prologue of this fresh feature by Facebook will be menace to bookmarking apps such as Pocket.

When gigantic online rulers like Facebook and Google initiated a new feature, it is definitely going to have an effect on companies that provide alike services. Worst, smaller players might even stop to exist. Nonetheless, when the question is on Pocket, they have time-honored user base and proffer far too many features in comparison to ‘Facebook Save’.

What has to be observed is how Facebook’s Save service progress. In current figure, it may not be a key threat.

About Facebook Bookmarking

Have you ever come across a great Facebook post that you wished to bookmark and save for later reading? There are actually two style to do it, and yes both of them are simple. Here are the 2 steps:

First, find the Facebook post you want to bookmark for later reading and save, then get on on the link that tells you the day and time it had been shared. You’ll get it just underneath the name of the individual or page who posted it.

Second, once you click on the day and time link, you’ll be brought to a new page that shows up just that post and all the comments people have put on it. Here, you’ll see the post URL at the top side. All you require to do now is add it to your bookmark feature and there you’re done !