Facebook announces the worldwide launch of "Watch", its space dedicated to video. The service already has 50 million users

Launched in 2017 in the United States, "Watch" arrives in France - and around the world - on August 29, 2018. This new space dedicated to video on Facebook was imagined by the social media to allow his "Community to discover content and discuss it with their friends, with other fans, or even with the content / media creators themselves", says Facebook in a statement. Thus, users have a "place" to discover new videos on their favorite subjects (sports, news, for example), but also to follow the creators of content and media they enjoy. To do this, it is possible, from its Watch news feed, to customize its "Watchlist", gathering the latest videos of pages and tracked personalities, by selecting new videos or by deleting them. Watch is also a space for saving videos to watch offline content. Soon, we'll be introducing new experiences into your Watch feed, such as Watch Parties, and making Live Videos easier to find so you can discuss important live events. ", promises Facebook.

The social media also plans to expand its Ad Breaks program, to allow more partners, brands or media creators of content including, of monetize their videos.

According to Facebook, since its launch in the United States, every month, more than 50 million people come on Watch to consume video content for at least 1 minute. Since the beginning of 2018, the time spent by users on Watch has been multiplied by 14.

To access Watch on iOS and Android, look for the Watch icon in its shortcut bar or via the "See more" bookmark on Android and iOS.