Move over YouTube! Facebook is making a big push for video content. In September, 2014, Facebook hit 1 billion video views per day. One Billion!
For some time now, Facebook has been less kind with preview images and visual real estate when sharing videos from rival YouTube. And if you scroll through your Timeline, you’ll notice that on mobile, those who load videos on Facebook (versus sharing a 3rd party link) get the benefit of autoplay. It’s as if Facebook is giving you extra credit for staying on and sharing within the platform.