Facebook has announced Venue, a new app created by their NPE Team that gives people an interactive space to interact with commentators of big events and other fans.
Over the years, Facebook's New Product Experimentation Team has been creating apps that may or may not be permanently available for download based on their popularity with the public. The group has made apps for couples, meme-making apps and a Pinterest-competitor to name a few; on Friday, the NPE Team announced Venue, their latest app creation designed to bring event commenters and fans together for an interactive community experience.
Instead of listening to live broadcasts remaining an experience for individuals or small groups, Venue would make it a public experience so that everyone can enjoy the big moments together. The first event that the app will showcase will be a NASCAR race thanks to a new partnership between the entities.
Facebook states that "expert commentators," including NASCAR reporter Alan Cavanna and NASCAR driver Landon Cassill, will host the event and, "During the race, they'll provide commentary, pose interactive questions and polls, and open up short chats, all around the specific moments in the race."
Viewers will be notified of such significant moments, giving them an opportunity to get in on the action and chat with other fans.
Venue is available for both iOS and Android systems in the US. Because this app is an experimental one, it's subject to change or removal from the Play Store and App Store if it's not resonating with the public.