Facebook is launching Watch Party to all Facebook Groups around the globe. Watch Party is a new way for people to watch videos on Facebook together in real time.
Once a Watch Party is started, participants can watch videos, live or recorded, and interact with one another around them in the same moment.
Facebook is now starting to test the ability for people to start Watch Parties with friends outside of groups, too, and will explore Watch Parties for Pages in the future.
Based on community feedback from the test, Facebook is launching Watch Party with two new features today:
First, Facebook added Co-hosting, which lets the host of a Watch Party designate other co-hosts who can add videos and keep the party going.
The company is also adding Crowdsourcing, which lets anyone in a Watch Party suggest videos for the host to add to the Watch Party.
You can learn more and stay updated on the latest Weekend of Watch Party happenings here.