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You can now reply to comments on Facebook with a video

If you're an avid Facebook user, you'll be glad to know that the social network has enabled video replies to posts and status updates. The camera icon — which let you add photos in replies — now allows you to record and share videos as comments.

The feature was developed at Facebook's 50th Hackathon, and is now available to all users worldwide:

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. This adds to the suite of multimedia features within comments including: links, photos, stickers, emoji, and starting today video.Videos in Comments are now available worldwide! You can upload them as replies to posts by people and pages, as well as within groups and events. It's supported on desktop web, iOS, and Android. To try it out, click the camera icon next to the comment field!

Facebook has steadily added functionality to allow users to record and share videos on its platform. You can stream videos live, and there's the option to upload 360-degree videos on the social network.

What do you guys think of video comments? Will you be using them on Facebook?

Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

1 Comment
  • I haven't used it yet, but it's an awesome addition to FB. Instead of a photo or two, or just words, you can show the entire experience as it happens.