A brand-new report from Axios suggests that Facebook will introduce a daily news service sometime this summer. Consisting of around 10 publishers – featuring conventional as well as digital formats, the company is said to be testing partnerships at the moment. The new service which is expected to be called ‘Watch’, will host video clips with a minimum length of 3 minutes. It is assumed to be available for “at least” one year as Facebook studies on what operates to the best extent.
Insiders suggest that you shouldn’t be surprised if Facebook switches up a few details here and there, after the initial release. The social networking giant claims to be uncertain on how it will assess and calculate success even though there are just a few months remaining before Watch’s debut.
One benefit that Facebook holds is the strong income of streaming of video via news. Users typically have a higher chance of sharing and commenting on a real-world event than something which is based on entertainment like comedy. However, this also brings a possibility of fake news popping up too. All in all, it looks as though Facebook is planning to offer reliable news videos in an attempt to prevent fake content that is shared on a user’s feed.
There are always two sides to a story, so what do you think about this upcoming feature of Facebook?
Source: | Axios |
Via: | Engadget |
Image: | Capital OTC |