NEW!! Facebook tests letting you post recorded video as if it’s live.

 

Hi

Hope you guys are all doing great, i just got back from a great couple of days with my 7 year old daughter on her school camping trip. It was nice to kick back in the amazing nature here in Namibia and get away from mainstream life. That being said i did manage to finish reading a great book on Social Media which I will share with you in the next few days i literally couldn’t put it down and found lots of great nuggets to share with you all.

I was just catching up with whats going on in the social media world and saw this interesting post by the “Queen of facebook” Mari Smith. She has shared this announcement from  Fidji Simo, Facebook’s head of video:

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Fidji Simo

❝We are starting to test a new video format, Facebook Premieres.

With Premieres, for the first time on Facebook, publishers and creators will be able to release pre-recorded videos as a live moment, giving people the ability to interact and experience it together.

Premieres bring fans and content creators together in a whole new way on Facebook. Premieres can help publishers and creators build anticipation leading up to the debut of new videos and offer the opportunity to engage with audiences directly every time a new video is posted.

People will be able to experience Premieres of videos like movie trailers, new episodes of Facebook Watch shows, or new content from their favorite creators, alongside other fans together in real time – just like watching a Facebook Live video.

We’re testing this now with a group of diverse video creators, publishers, and shows, and we’ll be rolling this out more broadly soon.❞

This could be quite interesting and offer new opportunities in the Facebook video segment.

Whats your thoughts, leave your comments below.

Thanks

RJR