By Craig Mullaney, Global Influencer Partnerships

Now more than ever, people are watching, sharing and expressing themselves with video on Facebook. We’re now seeing more than four billion video views every day. The White House posted a clip of President Obama’s remarks with comedian Keegan-Michael Key at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday, and it became the most-watched Facebook video ever published by a government or political organization in the US.

In just the first 36 hours, the “Anger Translator” video:

  • Reached 88 million people on Facebook,
  • Garnered more than 27 million views, and
  • Generated 2.9 million likes, comments, and shares.

Selecting a funny, visually dynamic clip and providing context in the text component of the post helped the White House dramatically extend the reach of this video.

Learn more about telling rich stories with Facebook Video and how to easily add Facebook Videos to your website.