Facebook Watch launched in the USA a year ago, as a "Platform For Shows On Facebook".
Facebook's global rollout will also include a new feature: the platform's Ad Breaks program will be stretched to the new service giving creators an opportunity to monetise their content.
Facebook launched Watch amid a shift in video viewing habits away from traditional television to online platforms including Netflix and Hulu, and with more people watching both professional and user content on services like YouTube. That might seem a little stingy at first, but Facebook Watch potentially gives them access to an audience some 1.5 billion-strong. The user can also save videos from News Feed in Watch to view later. Obviously, the goal is to help you find new videos to watch, ranging from sports and news to entertainment, and your feed will be personalized to match your interests.
Simo said publishers were making "meaningful revenues" from its automated video advertising system on the platform, which has featured shows such as beauty mogul Huda Kattan's "Huda Boss" and live "Major League Baseball" games. When you click it, you'll see a carousel of videos from a number of publishers as well as a top videos for you category for videos Facebook thinks you should watch. It will also be available on Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One, and Oculus TV. Through the use of its Ad Breaks service, users in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and United States can make money from their videos; more countries will be added in due course. Customize this section by following more Pages or removing Pages from your follow list within Watch.
With this update, users will get more flexibility to manage their Facebook account by being able to choose the notifications that they wish to see like birthday notifications, friend requests, people you may know etc. and not be bothered by others.