How To Watch Movies Together With Your Friends On Facebook Messenger

Did you know you can watch movies together with your friends on Facebook Messenger? I guess not. Anyways don’t worry because I am going to show you exactly how to watch movies together with your friends on Facebook Messenger.

Mostly, we have a movie we would like to watch with our friends who don’t live closer to us. Also, the size of some of these movies does not permit us to send them over to our friends who live away from us.

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Even for those who live closer to each other, this coronavirus pandemic has become a barrier for allowing our friends over to our house. As a result, the only way possible is to watch it together with our friends online.

To make this streaming more fun and have real-life reactions, we are going to use Facebook Messenger’s Watch Together feature.

What Is Facebook Messenger Watch Together

Facebook Messenger Watch Together is a new feature introduced by Facebook to make streaming movies together with your friends easier and fun. With this feature, you can see your friend (s) reactions as you watch the movie together.

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According to Facebook, they created “Watch Together to make spending quality time with friends and loved ones feel as close to an in-person experience as possible. Whether it’s watching a trending video, a movie, a sports, highlight, a makeup tutorial, or a Facebook Watch original, the feature allows you to watch your friends’ reactions at the same time.”

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How To Watch Movies Together With Your Friends On Facebook Messenger

Just as the name suggests, before you begin the entire process, you need to have Facebook Messenger installed on your device. You can download it for free from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Once you are done with the installation, follow the procedure below:

Open the Facebook Messenger App

After opening the Facebook Messenger app, select the person or group chat you would like to watch the movie with. In case you want to invite friends also, you can tap on Create Room and invite your friends over to join.

Tap on the “Phone” or “Video” icon next to the name of the individual or the group.

Because you are going to stream the movie together with your friends, you need to call them on “Phone” or “Video”. The best recommendation is by making a video call instead of a voice call.

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Drag the toolbar up for more options.

As soon as your friend (s) accept the call, you need to drag the toolbar up for more options. This is where you will find all the options you need for the Watch Together.

Select “Watch Together” from the options available.

From the list of options that will pop up after dragging the toolbar, select Watch Together to start watching the movie together.

Select your preferred movie from the Suggested list.

Facebook automatically suggests movies for you to watch with your friends; these movies can be found in the Suggested list. Scroll through and select the one that you would like to watch with your friends and loved ones.

  • When you are watching the movie, the movie is synced to all the contacts, and pausing it at your end will pause it for all the people in the Watch Together. Likewise, stopping the movie will stop it for everyone.
  • For those in a video call, you can see the members in the Watch Together and the movie you are watching together.

When you tap on the video, a Search icon and the option to close the video will pop up on top of the screen. If you wish to change the movie, you can do so with the search bar.

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Additionally, persons with phones that support Picture-in-Picture, you can leave the Messenger app and still watch the movie with your friends.

Conclusion

Facebook Messenger Watch Together is the perfect way to watch movies together with your friends over the internet with little data charges. Because the streaming is done over the internet, you need to have a stable network to make the streaming smooth, i.e. no buffering.

This guide was written in the simplest way possible to make reading easier and understandable for everyone. That being said, in case you find any difficulty following the procedure, make sure to write it down in the comments section below.

Do you have any method that was not talked about in this article, feel free to share it in the comments section below?

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