NETFLIX has introduced a new “Fast Laughs” feature, which shows you short funny clips from some of its best content.
It’s similar to TikTok in the sense that it provides vertical full screen video content that you scroll through.
The aim of Fast Laughs isn’t just entertainment though.
Netflix hopes it will give users inspiration for what to watch next.
Users will be encouraged to add shows they like the look of to their Netflix watch list.
You’ll also be able to react to clips with a laughing emoji button and share them with friends on social media.
You can only react positively to the videosCredit: Netflix
If you click “More” you’ll be able to see some similar content.
Social media consultant Matt Navarra spotted the new feature on the smartphone version of the app in the UK.
It can be found at the top of the app at the start of the “Previews” section in a small circle.
If you don’t see if yet you may need to update your app.
The feature will also be rolling out in the US and other select markets.
It’s only a test at the moment so is currently only avaliable on iOS.
A Netflix spokesperson told TechCrunch: “We’re always looking for new ways to improve the Netflix experience.
“A lot of our members love comedy so we thought this would be an exciting new way to help them discover new shows and enjoy classic scenes.
“We experiment with these types of tests in different countries and for different periods of time — and only make them broadly available if people find them useful.”
Use Netflix on a computer or laptop? Try these useful shortcuts
Here are some handy keyboard shortcuts…
- Spacebar – toggle play / pause
- Enter – toggle play / pause
- F – full screen
- Esc – exit full screen
- Left Arrow – rewind 10 seconds
- Right Arrow – fast-forward 10 seconds
- Up arrow – volume up
- Down arrow – volume down
- M – mute toggle
- Shift-Alt-Left Click – adjust the streaming bitrate (to improve or reduce the quality of the video)
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