Tuesday August 23, 2016

Facebook Is Testing Video With Autoplay Sound

You know what would be really cool? Scrolling through Facebook and a video with autoplay sound starts blasting away so everyone knows I am looking at Facebook at work. Yay!

In one version of the test, sound plays immediately as the video begins, if you have sound enabled on your device. Another group is able to turn sound on during the test session using an icon that will sit to the bottom right of videos. Both groups see a pop-up message informing them about how to use the controls, and sound will only play if the smartphone's volume is up.