Facebook is reportedly testing Dark Mode for Watch tab

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Credit: https://twitter.com/wongmjane/status/1114368926291357697

Seems the most popular topic these days is “dark mode”—social media platforms and users cannot seem to get enough of it. The good thing is that social networking companies like Facebook, Twitter, Google and the likes are responding to users’ request and are updating their platforms with the feature. Facebook is already getting in the groove, and reports of dark mode on Messenger are not only true, they have also been confirmed. Now, reliable reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong is reporting that Facebook is testing dark mode for Watch tab.

Jane’s tweet did not really give much away in terms of information, but dark mode on Watch tab is not one of those updates that excite people. The Watch tab has not really got people excited since it was launched in the US in 2017.

Last August, Facebook Watch was extended outside the US for the first time, allowing viewers in other regions to access the feature. The August roll out marked Facebook’s biggest push into global video service which brings it at per with Netflix and YouTube.

That said, it is a big pull for advertisers who can now reach billions of people across the world in different languages. In a blog post, Facebook said more than 50 million people watch at least a minute’s worth of video every month in the US, and this increased since the start of 2018. As a matter of fact, the company said the figure has increased 14 times since the start of 2018.

“Taking Watch global also means new opportunities for creators and publishers around the world. We’re expanding our Ad Breaks program so more partners can make money from their videos, and we’re offering new insights, tools and best practices for Pages in Creator Studio.” Fidji Simo Head of Video said in a blog post.

In other related news, Facebook is reportedly working on a new feature called “Hobbies;” reverse engineer and reliable tipster Jane Manchun Wong revealed via her Twitter page. Hobbies, which appears in your profile, will allow you to find communities with hobbies in common.

You will be able to add your favorite hobbies or better still, choose from among popular ones in your profile. Facebook like every other social media companies develops and tests new features every other day, but not everyone of them makes it to a global launch eventually. That said, Jane has been very consistent with virtually every piece of information she posts to her Twitter page. Her integrity when it comes to releasing inside information when it comes to yet-to-be released features and apps is legendary.

The two aforementioned features have not been confirmed by Facebook as at the time of writing this. However, Jane has a reputable track record of calling most inside stories/features before they are eventually launched.


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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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