Last week, Meta announced new features that make it easier for users to discover recommendations for short videos on Facebook and tailor them to their personality.
“You can discover people, content, and experiences that help you discover and grow your interests,” the company said in a post on its Facebook blog.
Meta added that “Reels” short videos are increasingly becoming a popular way to help people not only explore interests, but also connect with others.
According to the company, users of the world’s largest social network repost short videos more than two billion times every day.
“Today we’re introducing new ways to discover short videos that are most relevant to you as well as new controls to help customize your video experience on Facebook,” Meta said.
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The company has added short videos (Reels) to the main navigation bar at the top of the Facebook Watch tab, giving users quick access to them and making it easier for them to discover creators, popular clips, and content that matches their interests.
In addition, when watching videos on Facebook, users will be able to scroll seamlessly between short videos and longer videos.
Similar to other customization tools in Facebook, Meta said that it wants to give users more control over the short videos they see through the application, including: the option that allows users to tell Facebook that they want to see more than one of the short videos they like or They want to see less of what they don’t like.
The company also said it’s rolling out new labels within the short video player to explain why it was chosen, such as, “You’re watching it because a friend of yours liked it.”
It is noteworthy that this announcement comes a month after Meta announced that it had raised the maximum length of short videos, “Reels” on “Facebook” to 90 seconds, after it was limited to 60 seconds only. As for the “Reels” clips on the “Instagram” service, Her limit was raised to 90 seconds months ago.
At that time, Meta also released more creative tools, such as a new template feature that allows users to create Rails using popular templates.