is soon rolling out an update to all its users that would autoplay the sound of a video
on News Feed, without users having to tap on it.
In a blog post on Wednesday, Facebook
said that as people had begun watching more video
on phones, they expected sound when the volume on their devices was turned on.
"After testing sound on News Feed
and hearing positive feedback, we're slowly bringing it to more people. With this update, sound fades in and out as you scroll through videos in News Feed, bringing those videos to life," Facebook
However, if the phone is on silent mode, videos will not play with sound. Users can also disable the feature of autoplay in Settings.
Earlier on Facebook, you could either scroll through your News Feed
or watch a video.
But in its latest update, users can now scroll through News Feed
and watch a video
by minimizing that to a picture-in-picture view that would keep the video
playing in any corner of the screen.
"You can drag the video
to any corner of the screen, and if you're using an Android
device, you can keep the video
playing even when you exit the Facebook
app to do something else on your phone," the social media giant said.
In its new update, vertical Facebook
videos will look better with a larger preview in News Feed
on mobile devices. The update is available to all watching videos on iOS
is soon rolling out a video
app to stores for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung Smart TV.
"Last year we rolled out the ability for you to stream videos from Facebook
to your TV, and this announcement expands this capability. With the app, you can watch videos shared by friends or Pages you follow, top live videos from around the world, and recommended videos based on your interests," Facebook
Users can also catch up on videos they have saved to watch later, as well as revisit videos they have already watched, shared or uploaded.