Facebook is rolling out a handful of new interactive features for creators including polls, quiz questions and challenges that can be used to create live game shows.
The polling lets creators and publishers add questions with a set of answers to videos. A new Watch show called “Help Us Get Married” was an early tester of the new feature.
The gamification features can be used to create something similar to HQ Trivia, where publishers and creators can add a set of questions and have people be eliminated from the game when they answer incorrectly.
“This will help a range of formats come to life, like a live trivia show where fans compete to see who knows the most about a particular topic or perhaps a direct competition between creators and their superfans on a topic of choice,” Facebook wrote in a blog post.
Facebook said that some creators will begin incorporating the new features into their videos in the coming weeks, and that a few publishers will be the first to roll out interactive game shows on the Watch platform. “Confetti” by Insider is a quiz show that offers cash prizes and lets users play alongside their Facebook friends. “Outside Your Bubble” by BuzzFeed News is a game show that challenges contestants to “step outside their ‘bubble’ and reach across the cultural divide to guess what their opponents on the other side are really thinking.” “What's in The Box” by Fresno is a game show that lets viewers guess what’s in a sealed box for a chance to win prizes.
“We're excited to see how different creators are going to engage their community in entirely new ways with these tools by getting their fans to influence the content or play games with others while watching. We can't wait to see creators invent new genres we haven't even thought about. We'll be listening to feedback from our community as we continue to evolve these tools and build additional features,” Facebook wrote.
The company has opened registration for early access.