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Facebook improves its video service

Annie Wakefield
Digital Marketing Manager
8 December 2008

Now I don't know all that much about watching videos on Facebook, because I think that youtube is just better. However, Facebook have made a huge stride forward by improving their video services and I will try to explain it all to the best of my abilities.

Firstly, in researching this post I learned a couple of things…Facebook's video service is extremely popular with more than 45 million videos uploaded onto the site at a rate of about 100 000 per day! I had no idea, it would seem that Facebook have decided that video is a vital part of drawing traffic and they have made a couple of improvements to help improve the video service they provide.

From today you will be able to upload higher quality
videos (as much as 1280 by 720 pixels) and you'll also be able to embed your Facebook videos on other
websites. Although they are making Facebook videos available externally you will still be able to set the privacy settings. So if videos are uploaded and the privacy setting is set to "everyone" viewers won't even have to be logged in to see them, but you can also set them so that only your friends can see them…

This comes not too long after YouTube increased their video size to provide users with better and bigger pictures and now Facebook has to be seen as a real player in the video streaming field, don't you think?

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