Watching movies together is one of the most enjoyable activities many people do with their friends. But, it can be a challenge if you are staying at home or are far apart from each other. Thanks to Watch Party features online, you can now have a movie marathon with your friends at the comforts of your computers.
Facebook Messenger is launching its group watch party feature called “Watch Together”. It aims to integrate a solution for its users to watch videos together with their friends. Aside from being a messaging app, you and your friends can also watch videos just like being together in one place.
According to the social media giant, the new Watch Together feature will help increase video-viewing time and use in the app. Users can experience everything inside the chat app. As of now, there are 150 million video calls and more than 200 videos sent by users through the messaging app.
With many streaming services also launching their watch party features, the recent ones being Twitch and Disney Plus, Facebook Messenger may be up for a challenge. The Watch Together feature is mostly used on the mobile phone screen, so it targets people who may not have access to laptops but use their phones instead.
How to Use Facebook Messenger’s “Watch Together” Group Watch Party Feature
Facebook Messenger’s Watch Together co-viewing feature is available both in iOS and Android devices. You can also use it on Messenger Rooms. Users can invite up to 8 people on their Messenger video call for the watch party. If you are using Messenger Rooms, you can host up to 50 people.
Before you start using the Watch Together feature, make sure that your Facebook Messenger has the latest version.
How to Host and Start a Watch Together Party on Facebook Messenger
- To create a session, first, open your Messenger app.
- Start a video call or create a Messenger Room.
- On the screen, swipe up to open the menu.
- Tap Watch Together.
- Facebook will show different videos you can watch.
- Tap on the video and start watching.
The Watch Together feature is available worldwide. It is also free to use. What do you think of Facebook Messenger’s Watch Together feature? Are you excited to use it? Let us know in the comments below.