Facebook to launch Slideshow to compete with YouTube

Facebook Slideshow

Facebook is planning to roll out a new feature called “Slideshow” which will include music from Warner Music Group to help users create “soundtrack options”.

In a bid to take on video-sharing website YouTube, social networking giant Facebook is planning a new feature called “Slideshow” which will include music from Warner Music Group to help users create “soundtrack options”. Facebook, with 1.59 billion users worldwide, is exploring new ways to work in conjunction with the music industry, the New York Post reported on Sunday.

The company earlier initiated talks with music labels about licensing a limited number of songs that user can upload, like summer vacation videos or birthday parties. The feature will serve as happy news for music labels at a time when they are downhearted with the volume of unlicensed user-generated content at YouTube.

Facebook Slideshow feature will be first launched in Australia, the report added.

YouTube had recently updated its YouTube for Android app with the Autoplay feature. Already available on desktop version, the Auto Play plays the next video once you have finished watching the current video. In simpler words, if the Autoplay is enabled, the next top related song, scene, documentary, or whatever related to what you are watching will be played by YouTube automatically.

source: bgr

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