Meta announced a slew of improvements to Facebook’s video services, including improved editing tools, the option to submit HDR videos, and the replacement of the previous Watch tab with a Video tab. Users will be able to add music, filters, and other effects to their movies using the new editing tools. They will also be able to clip, cut, and add titles and tags to their movies. Users will be able to share videos with more bright colors and contrast thanks to the option to upload HDR footage.
The Facebook new video tab will make it easier for users to search and view videos. The business stated it will replace the existing Watch tab with this one and that it will appear on the shortcut bar soon. It is described by Meta as “the one-stop shop for everything video on Facebook, including Reels, long-form videos, and Live content.” The “Video” option, according to Meta, will be at the top of the Android app and at the bottom of the iOS version.
Users will be able to scroll vertically via a “personalised feed” of videos, complete with a distinct Reels section. The firm also announced the addition of the Reels editing tools to the Facebook feed, which means users will be able to immediately add audio, text, and music to their films when posting from the app. Meta is also adding additional editing features, such as the ability to modify the speed, reverse, or replace a clip. For audio, Facebook is attempting to make it easy to select the appropriate audio track, reduce noise, and record a voiceover over a video.
Facebook will also be able to upload HDR videos from a user’s phone, with Meta claiming that this is the beginning of their efforts to deliver “true HDR video support” to all Meta-powered applications. It is also strengthening the connections between its programs by allowing users to view, leave, or reply to comments on Instagram Reels while also viewing them on Facebook.
In recent months, Meta has worked hard to make Reels a more popular video format on Facebook and Instagram. Facebook changed the clip length limit for Reels from 60 seconds to 90 seconds in March.