Facebook has released a new feature that allows users to stream clips via Apple TV, AirPlay devices, Google Chromecast and Google Cast devices, and they will enjoy the richest viewing experience, while the social network will generate video ad revenue. Currently, iOS users are allowed to stream a video they find in the feed, by tapping the TV button from the top right. This feature will come to Android as well.
Facebook is the social networking site with the most active users and Mark Zuckerberg, its owner, is continuously involved in its development. That’s why he hired an army of developers and designers, to make the website look more attractive and feature-rich. Back in 2011, Facebook found a way to cast AirPlay from its iPad app and it took the company five years to test streaming to televisions from Android and iOS. Now, while streaming a video from an iPhone or iPad to TV, users will continue to scroll through the feed, which will make Facebook act like a first and second screen.
YouTube and Periscope have used a similar strategy to stream onto televisions. YouTube users are able to create a queue of videos on the fly and they can watch them sequentially and Facebook is planning to bring this feature later. Without a doubt, Facebook will be part of our lives for a long time, especially because it will embrace more viewing platforms and VR and TVs will ensure its presence in our lives.
On the other hand, Facebook is fighting terrorism and it started deleting accounts a few months ago. However, the company has a new strategy to completely eliminate extremists from the platform. So, if you’re interested in working for Facebook as a Counterterrorism Researcher, and help the company figure out what terrorists are planning to do next, using the social media site to spread the word among their groups. “The candidate will be responsible for helping drive our efforts around identifying the latest tools, tactics, and infrastructure used by terrorist actors as they affect Facebook and its ecosystems to better defend against and disrupt these threats,” the job description says.
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