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Facebook to release app for video creators

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New York: With an aim to empower its creator community, Facebook has announced that it is planning to launch a new app just for them later this year.

The essentially a video creation app will be made just for its star broadcasters, who are also the same folks who are deemed worthy enough to use Facebook Mentions — an app only available to verified accounts owned by journalists, celebrities and other online influencers, Engadget reported on Friday.

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Apart from the access to Facebook Live, the new video creation app will have a new “creative kit” that includes tools like special intros and outros to videos, custom stickers, custom frames, among other tools. It will also have a Community tab, where the rich and famous can interact with their fans and followers on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger, the report said.


Reportedly, Facebook is also running a “small test” in India, of a video tab in the navigation bar of its flagship mobile applications.

Pressing the tab, which resembles a play button, brings up “an endless stream” of Facebook videos, from pages users follow and videos liked or shared by friends.