Facebook has announced that it will now allow users leave videos as comments on posts and status updates. You can leave a video by clicking the camera button in the comments box and uploading one.
This adds to the suite of multimedia features within comments including: links, photos, stickers, emoji, and starting today video. The video can be uploaded as replies to posts by people and pages, as well as within groups and events. It’s supported on desktop web, iOS, and Android.
“At Facebook’s 50th Hackathon early this year, we prototyped the ability to upload a video into comments and replies on posts, because we wanted enable more engaging and immersive conversations,” says Facebook Engineer Bob Baldwin.
Facebook continues to emphasize video content with the introduction of live streaming capabilities in January, adding a dedicated video tab as part of a major redesign for live-streaming in April, and signing deals with publishers to produce videos every month.