Facebook has launched a new standalone gaming app. It allows users to create and watch live streams of games. Read more to find about Facebook Gaming App – Availability and Features
During this ongoing lockdown, gaming has become a great source of interaction between family, friends, and co-workers. Now, there is a new option to Livestream your gaming sessions.
Facebook has launched a new alternative to the Amazon-owned Twitch platform. The new app will allow users to create and watch live streams.
Users can also watch videos from the biggest esports and gaming’s top publishers. You can also participate in games with other users online or root for top streamers.
The standalone gaming app is now available on Google Play for Android devices. You can download the new app here. An iOS version is still in the works.
Additionally, you can play instant games anytime, anywhere, without having to download. Facebook Gaming app is being touted as a ‘place for all your gaming interests.’
The standalone gaming app has been in a testing phase since 2018. It is being touted to offer “all of Facebook Gaming in one neat, app-sized package.”
The social network giant accelerated the launch ‘to encourage meaningful community interactions’ for people locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The current ‘stay home’ situation has already benefited the new app. Facebook claims that the new platform has around 700 million of its global users playing games or participating in gaming groups.
“The Facebook Gaming app is a focused, gaming-only experience where you can watch your favorite streamers, play instant games and take part in gaming groups,” Facebook said in a statement on Twitter.
While the iOS version is expected to arrive in June this year, Facebook is trying to bring it sooner to take advantage of the sudden surge in gaming.
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