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Facebook's Pop-Out Floating Video in News Feed for Desktop Users

Written By Vineet Singh on Monday, 30 January 2017 | 22:55

Looks like Facebook is again testing the feature for Pop-Out video that floats in the news feed while scrolling news feed up and down. Facebook first tested the same feature in 2015 but was not made available for all desktop users. As of know it still seems to be in testing phase as I am not able to see this feature in the same MacBook for different browsers. Like I am able to watch the pop-out and scrolling video in Firefox browser but the same is not working in Chrome browser.

The floating video option is made available through 2 options.

One is a Video Pop-Out button in the current played video. You have to click on that blue pop-out button to get video moved to left hand side of the news feed. The pop-out video button is in white color when video is not playing. As the video starts playing it color changes to blue.
Video Pop-Out Button in Blue Color
The second option is scroll down so the current playing video is not visible in your screen, the video will Pop-Out automatically in the left hand side of the news feed.
Floating Video in the News Feed

The video disappear if we navigate to another page other than the current Newsfeed on Facebook.

Rolling of floating video feature seems to be because of Facebook's plan to start monetizing the videos published by the marketers. To encash billion of video views a day, Facebook is planning to give marketers an option to add ads on their original video just like YouTube offers.

One think to note is that the pop out and floating of video is available only for videos uploaded to Facebook. It is not working for videos running on third party sources like YouTube.
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