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Facebook adds interactive video tools for creators

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Facebook is rolling out tools for video creators to host gameshows and poll viewers as part of a broader set of new video features.

Why it matters: Known for copying popular social apps, it was only a matter of time before Facebook tried to take on HQ Trivia, which debuted last August. But Facebook's new video features also put it head-to-head with other services like Patreon with a monthly $4.99 pledge for fans to access exclusive content and perks from creators, and YouTube with additional ad and creator tools.