Interactive Game Shows Headed to Facebook Watch | Tech News

Facebook’s YouTube competitor is getting some new game show content.

The social network on Monday detailed three new, interactive game shows headed to Facebook Watch in the coming weeks, as well as two new features aimed at making videos on the platform more interactive.

Created in partnership with Insider, Confetti is a live, daily interactive game show that will challenge viewers to “answer pop culture trivia questions alongside — and with the help of — their friends,” according to a post on Facebook’s media blog.

Outside Your Bubble, developed in partnership with BuzzFeed News, “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.” Finally, What’s in The Box, created in partnership with Fresno, is a live game show with a simple premise: correctly guess the contents of a closed box to win prizes.

Meanwhile, polling and gamification are also coming to Facebook Watch. Polling lets broadcasters quickly gather opinions from their audience during live and on-demand videos. Meanwhile, with the new gamification feature, broadcasters will be able to pose questions to their audience during live streams, and viewers who answer incorrectly will be eliminated.

“With these tools, our partners can add a range of new interactive features to videos such as: polls, quiz questions, challenges, and more,” Facebook wrote. “These can all be used within an individual video or to create a standalone game show. We’re giving creators a blank canvas to allow them to do what they do best — create! — and we can’t wait to see how they innovate.”

Creators who are interested in getting early access to these new features can head here and fill out the form.

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