‘Watch Together’: what is it and how does the new Facebook Messenger work

In the first months of 2020 Facebook incorporated a series of new tools to try to provide more communication options to its users, who needed be in greater contact with your friends and family.

Now the brand has launched a new feature called ‘See ‘Watch Together’ together, an option that will allow you to watch videos in Facebook Watch with other friends, while watching their reactions in real time, through Messenger video calls and Messenger Rooms.

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With this new function a user can watch videos of your favorite artists, gameplays or viral content, in the company of your closest contacts. This creates a new space for communication and participation, between the contacts of the social network.

“We created ‘See together’ so that share quality time with those you love the most feel as close as possible to in-person experience. You can use View Together to share a trending video, movie, sporting event, a makeup tutorial or original content from Facebook Watch. This function also allows you to see the reactions of your friends in real time “, indicated Facebook in a press release.

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How does it work?

To use this new option you only have to start a Messenger video call or create a Messenger Room, and then swipe up to access the menu and select this new function.

From there the user can select a suggested video for him, or a category like ‘TV and movies“, ‘Seen’ or ‘Uploaded’, there is also the search option to find other content. The user can watch videos with up to eight people in a Messenger video call and even with 50 people in Messenger Rooms.

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Facebook indicated that ‘View Together’ will be a free option and will be available to users around the world from the next few weeks, at Messenger y Salas de Messenger for iOS and Android.


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