Facebook testing Instant videos and mentorship feature

Facebook testing Instant videos and mentorship feature

The video service will be available to a limited group of people in the U.S. and the company plans to bring the experience to more people soon.

Instant Videos are no doubt part of Facebook's grand scheme to become a video-first social network, but it won't be easy.

Facebook is testing a brand new instant video feature for its Android app. So, after enabling Instant Videos feature, users will be able to watch those videos even if the internet connection is weak or is missing.

Facebook's preloaded Instant Video feature might serve a great objective for everyone, especially frequent travelers who want to save their mobile data. In the latest development, TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Facebook has removed Instant Articles - Facebook's self-hosted, faster-loading article format for mobile - from Messenger.

At present it looks the test is exclusively for Android phones and is limited to a small pool of users.

This is Facebook's latest push to leverage its video content.

The only real downside of Instant Videos is that there's no way of telling how much content is being downloaded or cached in the user's smartphone.

This is line with its recently launched new video platform known as Watch. Downloading them on Wi-Fi also saves cellular data and might encourage more viewing on mobile, since people will know they don't have to eat into their cellular plan. In terms of power consumption, the drones will consume 5,000 watts, which is about the same amount of power as three hair dryers. This could help greatly if someone's is not near a Wi-fi spot or if they live in a developing country where Internet speed is not very good. Facebook said it's making the service commercially available to people in partnership with Bharti Airtel, one of the leading telecom firms in the country. The social networking giant has made sure that those not interested in the feature can switch it off.

The Facebook Android app has been getting numerous, frequent updates.

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