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Facebook upgrading Watch with new sections, languages

IANS  |  San Francisco 

Intending to make connections with other people over videos, is testing new sections in its video-on-demand service Watch.

The new decision comes after Watch gathered over 720 million monthly active users and 140 million daily users who spend at least one minute and 26 minutes on Watch every day respectively, within one year of its launch, the company wrote in a blog post on Wednesday.

The new sections being tested to find videos that are popular among friends along with a section dedicated to co-watching experiences like Watch Party, premieres and live videos.

"Our goal with Watch is to offer a completely personalized experience for everyone, supported by a deep library of videos from a wide array of and publishers," Paresh Rajwat, Director, and Matthew Henick, at wrote in the post.

To provide more content for audiences, the is investing in the latest content partnerships with global brands and digital publisher collaborations.

"In addition to our Originals, we are partnering with publishers and creators around the world so that they can bring timely, relevant and entertaining videos to Facebook Watch," Rajwat and Henick said.

As part of the upgrades Facebook is adding to Watch, the company is further expanding ad support on Watch to Previously, Facebook had added support for ads on Watch in 43 countries including India, the US and

The existing 17 languages supported on Watch including Hindi, the would also add support for five more languages on the video app -- Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu and Swedish.



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First Published: Thu, June 13 2019. 11:32 IST