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Facebook Watch: What is It and How To Use It

Written by Adam Torkildson

Ever wonder what your friends watch on Youtube? Well, Facebook Watch may just be the perfect platform for you to try out. There, you can watch free videos and other content while connecting with your friends. What’s even better, the platform is free to use for all Facebook users!

In this article, we’re going to go over what Facebook Watch really is, and how you can best use it to watch videos and interact with your friends.

What Exactly Is Facebook Watch?

With so many online streaming services to choose from, you may want to consider using Facebook Watch if you’re already an active user on Facebook. The platform offers a combination of both user-made and professionally produced films. These videos can be just about anything, from story-driven films to real-life events like this video here

In addition to that, your Facebook Watch feed will be customized toward the videos you like the most to make your browsing experience the easiest. For example, if you were a big fan of soccer and frequently watched soccer videos on Facebook Watch, you would see soccer clips and videos appear automatically in your watch feed. 

There are a plethora of video streaming platforms online, and Facebook Watch is one of those video streaming platforms. On Facebook Watch, users can watch professional and homemade videos completely for free, as long as they have a Facebook account.

In addition to watching videos similar to how Youtube works, you can also check in on what your friends have been watching. This integration with social media has not been successfully done before, as people don’t really follow their friends on Youtube or go to Twitter for video streaming. 

How To Use Facebook Watch

So, now that we know what Facebook Watch is… how can we use it? Well, the platform is very user friendly and won’t take long to get used to fortunately. Simply head over to Facebook Watch’s main page, and sign up for an account if you don’t already have a Facebook account. 

The homepage is similar to Youtube, as it will recommend videos to you based on previous videos you have watched. Additionally, there will also be general popular videos displayed here.

On the left side of your screen, you can select what type of content you want to view. You can click either Home, Live, Shows, or Explore. Since we just covered the Home page, we’ll go over what Live has to offer.

On the Live videos section, you will see various live streams that you can click on and view. This can range from sports, video game streams, events, and more! 

The Shows section has professionally produced content that is free for all users to watch. Real celebrities from the likes of Justin Beiber, Steve Harvey, and others all have shows and other content that you can watch. Additionally, big names such as Real Madrid and a Beary Grylls survival show are also available to watch.

Finally, the explore section is probably the most useful. There, you’ll be able to click on tabs and categories that interest you. For example, you can click to watch pet videos, sports, business, and more!

Additionally, you can watch videos at the same time with your friends with the Watch Party feature! Check out this article from Lifewire for more information. 

Key Takeaways

We hope you leave this article with a better understanding on how Facebook Watch works, and how to use it. There are so many fantastic creators and users participating in this space, and hope you are able to watch videos and connect with your friends! 

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