NME writes, "The conditions will continue to apply instead to Facebook users including music in videos and livestreams to which they do not own the copyright". But Watch Together is meant to be more immersive than a Watch Party.
Every day, there are more than 150 million video calls on Messenger, and more than 200 million videos sent via Messenger.
'We created Watch Together to make spending quality time with friends and loved ones feel as close to an in-person experience as possible, ' said Facebook product manager Nora Micheva.
Facebook Messenger is giving users yet another reason to use its video calling: the app is introducing a new "Watch Together" feature that allows friends to view TV shows and other content during group calls. As the name suggests, this feature will allow users to watch videos together with their friends and family members.
Though official music videos recently became available on Facebook Watch, thanks to Facebook's new deal with record labels, they're not immediately available in this co-viewing experience.
While the feature will make your group video calls more interesting, especially when watching movie trailers or meme videos, there is one noticeable limitation - long-form content.
The feature is rolling out for users globally on Android and iOS, starting today.
A new set of guidelines released by Facebook this week have left bands confused as to what can happen if they choose to engage with their audience on the platform.
In a recent statement explaining the policy changes, the social media giants underlined the nature of their "Products" as being platforms for people to "share content with their family and friends", expressing that the use of music "for commercial or non-personal purposes" is prohibited unless artists or performers have obtained appropriate licences.
For the launch, Facebook teamed with fitness trainer and author Melissa Alcantara to create a series of fitness videos to let people virtually work out with friends.