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This is the social network’s first foray into the TV industry.

Facebook has officially announced ‘Watch’, which is the social network’s first venture into TV. A new ‘Watch’ section will be added to all of its portals including the website and all its mobile applications.

This is the social network’s first foray into the TV industry.

Facebook has officially announced ‘Watch’, which is the social network’s first venture into TV. A new ‘Watch’ section will be added to all of its portals including the website and all its mobile applications.

“We’re introducing Watch, a new platform for shows on Facebook. Watch will be available on mobile, on desktop and laptop, and in our TV apps. Shows are made up of episodes — live or recorded — and follow a theme or storyline. To help you keep up with the shows you follow, Watch has a Watchlist so you never miss out on the latest episodes.

Watch is personalized to help you discover new shows, organized around what your friends and communities are watching.

For example, you’ll find sections like “Most Talked About,” which highlights shows that spark conversation, “What’s Making People Laugh,” which includes shows where many people have used the “Haha” reaction, and “What Friends Are Watching,” which helps you connect with friends about shows they too are following,” it said in a blog post.

Just like in a live broadcast, you can see comments from other viewers watching the video as well as the famed emoji reactions.

The plan is to introduce original content first in the US and will gradually roll out to users soon. No details though on what content we can expect.

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