Facebook may currently be the top social media site when it comes to comments and likes, but with videos like Chewbacca Mom and even peeps giving birth now being broadcast over the site, Facebook is saying that within five years, our fave social media site could be ALL videos. With the vids already popping up in comments and some users loving them — while others find them to be a total nuisance — it looks like the transition might be great for some and not so awesome for others.
While attending Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women International Summit in London, Facebook’s European VP, Nicola Mendelsohn, reportedly said that Facebook will most likely be “all video” within five short years. “If I was having a bet, it’d be video, video, video,” she said, adding that Facebook Live is “a bigger, faster phenomenon” than predicted, with users “loving the behind-the-scenes content.”
FB users currently watch an average 100 million hours of video on Facebook mobile every single day, with daily views increasing from one billion to eight billion in just one year. Holy popular, Batman!
With today’s Facebook being so much about sharing links, tagging friends and posting pics, it’s hard to imagine a video-dominated FB. But who’s to say what will happen in five years? That’s practically forever when it comes to social media.
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