Here is a quick update for Facebook addicts who always wondered whether it’s possible to add a video to a comment and let the video play within the comments section.
Well, now you can as Facebook has just rolled out support for media, photos, videos and other external content to be embedded within the comments section. When you paste the web address of a video, image, Slideshare presentation or a Google Docs document that is public, Facebook will render the external object directly in the comments. Hence, the people who are participating in a conversation can watch the video directly from the comment stream and need not open it separately in a separate browser tab or window.
To know more about how embedded videos and media content are shown within Facebook comments, watch the following video screencast:
Facebook has been heavily experimenting with a lot of features off late. A couple of weeks back, they introduced a video calling feature which lets you start a video call with any of your Facebook friends. There was a rumor that Facebook is testing a happening now news feed which will show you most important and happening stories from your social circle but the extra news feed has not been implemented yet. The chat bar has undergone slight modifications which looks more cheeky and shows only those friends with whom you interact frequently.
Looking at the way Facebook has added support for video, photos and other media content into it’s comments section, all I can say is “Wow”. This is really useful and will help users add similar content in any conversation stream which they like and enjoy. Friends can post video and photo responses to a video or photo that has been shared on your news feed, so this new feature definitely takes the conversation to a new level.
Thanks Rishabh Agarwal for the tip