Can Facebook be considered a threat to YouTube in video posting field?

Can Facebook be considered a threat to YouTube in video posting field?
I think everyone knows that there is an undeclared war going on between Facebook and YouTube. Facebook began video posting on its famous interpersonal press site and adding new features to it. 3D looking at experience was the latest one where users can experience a 3D observing of videos.

Do you consider if Facebook really can overtake YouTube as a video writing system? YouTube is a well-organized and examined system, backed by the web huge Google. They got a good monetization program which drawn quality videos to YouTube. The monetization program is a large hit by using Google Adsense, the best payer of Internet advertisements.

It really is heard that Facebook is also likely to enter video monetization program. But I question if it's rather a success without support from an application like Adsense. Only time will inform who's heading to be the best champion. What do you consider of the latest happenings?


I do think that it poses a huge threat to YouTube. Didn't you notice that YouTube copied the moving video preview used by Facebook? This is a confirmation that Google sees Facebook as a legitimate threat to YouTube. More and more people are posting videos on Facebook. The problem is, a lot of them aren't very original. I also see a lot of videos that were just copied from youtube with only some text added.

However, Facebook cannot be denied when it comes to the sheer number of its user base. I see a lot of videos on Facebook getting millions and millions of views. It's a very good platform for marketing. If YouTube doesn't watch its back, Facebook might be able to overtake it and claim the top spot in video uploads as well.
Posted by limberg on 10-11-2017
I hardly believe that this could be possible. First of all, their video player terribly sucks and if they wanted to overpass and beat YouTube they should improve this 100%. YouTube recently updated its look and now works even better than before in my opinion, so Facebook would have to do bigger changes.
Posted by felabruno on 10-11-2017
I don't think so. Youtube has been around for a long time and there are enough people providing quality content to it in the sense that FB will hardly ever measure up to it unless it comes up some some novelty that completely outdates youtube which in my opinion is quite hard
Posted by Marvadaum on 10-11-2017
Competition is in every field that this rule applies to social sites also. Each and every one of them is improving and updating day by day. As far as video posting on Facebook is concerned, I agree that there is still a long way to go. But, the fact that Facebook has a bigger user base cannot be denied. If they are able to meet the necessary requirements, then the competition will surely be tough.
Posted by amitkokiladitya on 10-12-2017
In the current state that the video system is in? No, I don't think it is a threat to YouTube. For one thing YouTube has a well established monetization system and a community that relies and thrives on it. The foundation for greatness has already been built, and it's going to be hard to establish something like that on a different platform like Facebook. YouTube is also a place where you go to in order to watch quality videos that are of longer lengths. Facebook is more about shorter, poor quality content for people with short attention spans.
Posted by Denis_P on 10-12-2017
If facebook also introduces video monetization program, it can give a threat to youtube. Until then, youtube is be the king of the video sharing site. However, in order to compete with youtube facebook has to introduce quality control. Most of the home videos on facebook are crappy. If the videos continue to be crappy, facebook will never outsmart youtube.
Posted by vinaya on 10-14-2017
I definitely do not think so! Youtube is a specific website for videos, since Facebook is a legitimate social network. Although Facebook has recently put the option to publish videos, I think this does not bother Youtube. I also think that Facebook would only be a threat to YouTube if people started using Facebook videos more than Youtube. And as far as I know, this is not happening.
Posted by hermessantos on 10-17-2017
I definitely don't think that Facebook is competent enough to rival YouTube in terms of video posting and sharing activities. As much as Facebook is a great socal media communication and marketing platform, YouTube area of specialization is 100 percent on video posting and this is what gives it an upper edge in Facebook trials of Facebook video posts. As a result of YouTube's only interest on video content materials, Facebook is definitely far beyond its reach on that note.
Posted by Heatman on 10-18-2017
definitely, not! I know that Facebook can play videos or live stream but I don't consider it as a threat to Youtube because it's definitely on the next level. I always watch videos on Youtube because it has a lot of genres that you can choose from and you can easily search for it. Unlike in Facebook, you can mostly see a video on your news feed and it's hard to search for a specific video that you're looking for. Youtube has millions of videos and no one can dominate them.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 10-20-2017
Facebook can't match YouTube in terms of video posting , and I would have said, that no company, or tech industry will match Google's YouTube in terms of posting videos, but power can change hands at any point in time. But it will require a force, which is more than that, which meets the eyes, to overpower YouTube.
Posted by Authord on 10-22-2017
I think if they really wanted to they could put up a good fight and make for a good competition, but considering the head start that Youtube has had over the decade, I think it is not that plausible that they could overtake the market. Not to mention that even Youtube itself is still struggling to make revenue even after all these years so I doubt that anyone else could also still provide as good of a service and as well evolved of an algorithm and interface for even less revenue as a startup. This is why I think a lot of the new competition of Youtube fails because they don't consider a lot of these factors before going in and they think that merely copying the surface formula is enough.
Posted by Wubwub on 10-22-2017
I don't think so,because most videos I see go viral always emanate from YouTube. Is like people are aware that YouTube is a good platform for posting videos and one can monetize it to make money unlike Facebook that do not have this feature.I don't see where Facebook is really a threat to YouTube
Posted by lovely on 11-08-2017
Yeah, Youtube is strong. Still, it has been demonetizing videos which I don't quite agree with. This could provide FB with a cue that it needs to surpass it
Posted by Marvadaum on 11-08-2017
Not yet.

I have a Youtube channel. It's a polished interface and ready to be monetized. On the other hand, Facebook is still experimenting with video streaming. There are still many tools which are not yet in place.

One very necessary tool is an online video editor which is efficient. This will add more work to the Facebook servers but that's what Youtube already have and it's something to be expected from a video service. Facebook will have to make their video editor better than Youtube to compete.

Two, Facebook needs to look seriously into video conferencing options. Now, it's basically a point-and-shoot utility. That's good for quick and dirty video streaming. To get better results, we have to use a third party programme like OBS. It would be a boost to Facebook if they can have advanced options in FB Live which incorporates the standard tools of a streaming software like picture in picture, captions, whiteboard, etc.

I expect Facebook will get there eventually. Probably sooner than later. After all, Mark did say that video is the way to go.
Posted by Aree on 11-09-2017
No, I don't think so because whenever you post a Facebook video anywhere but Facebook they force you to use Facebook to view it. And with Youtube, you can post a video anywhere and it will work. So until Facebook videos become more user-friendly they are never going to be able to overtake Youtube as a video service.
Posted by Soulwatcher on 11-28-2017
Not at all! Facebook is far from it when it comes to video posting field. YouTube has been in the business of video posting field for a couple of years now and wouldn't allow any other social network to overthrow her in that field. YouTube is growing daily and will keep growing. Facebook is a specialist when it comes to creating social pages and marketing through socializing.
Posted by potentialwriter on 12-12-2017
As of now, the video depository is the kingdom of YouTube. First, the public is used to searching and viewing videos on YouTube. Second, it has the largest deposit of videos as if it is the standard. But Facebook has the biggest number of users standing at more than 2 billion so it has a captured market of sorts. And if Facebook will have a face-to-face encounter with YouTube in the video genre then I’d say Facebook can give YouTube a run for its money.
Posted by Corzhens on 01-16-2018