Today, the New Product Experimentation team from Facebook is launching Venue, a new iOS and Android app that brings passionate fans and expert commentators together to experience live events in a new interactive way.
The app is initially focused on sporting events, starting with NASCAR races.
We’re excited to announce Venue’s first sports partner, NASCAR. NASCAR has been one of the first sports to return to live action in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
During a live event, commentators can host on the app , where they can provide commentary and post interactive questions and polls.
This app also lets commentators open up chats around event highlights by creating what Venue calls “moments.” Fans are notified when a new moment is created so they can hop between the app and event.