Facebook Watch Parties enables people, creators, and publishers to watch, discuss and react to playlists of videos together in real time, in a shared space.
There have been more than 12 million watch parties in groups since Facebook launched Watch Party to all groups in July, and they are getting engagement — eight times as many comments than non-live videos.
Today Facebook launched Watch Party to all Pages and people on Facebook and a few new features to help make the Watch Party experience more seamless:
- Ability for Pages and Groups to schedule a Watch Party
- Adding threaded comments
- Live Commentating rolling out now which lets a host go Live within a Watch Party to share commentary as videos play
Now people can start Watch Parties with friends directly from a video they’re enjoying or from their Timeline.