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Facebook is Pushing Video in it’s New Update

Facebook is Pushing Video in it's New UpdateFacebook is getting serious about video. The social media giant is making changes to it’s services to make a bigger push into video.

Facebook formally revealed its plans to launch a dedicated Facebook Video app for TV sets, meaning the company’s 1.86 billion users can soon stream its videos through set-top boxes and sticks such as Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.

In addition, the company announced that, on the social network, video will automatically play with sound on if a person’s device is not in silent mode. Though people can disable sound in settings, the default change, rolling out slowly to all, amounts to a fundamental shift in the way Facebook presents video.

Also new is the ability to minimize videos while browsing. That means users can get the equivalent of a picture-in-picture experience, watching videos while simultaneously scrolling through friends’ updates on Facebook.

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