Facebook brings livestreaming to Instant Games on Messenger

Facebook brings livestreaming to Instant Games on Messenger

The platform now supports live streaming via Facebook Live, meaning users can broadcast their gameplay to their Facebook Page or profile via Messenger. "To the people who continue to enjoy, share, compete and challenge themselves and their friends to games on Messenger, thanks for playing and game on". The social media giant has started testing the feature, and will introduce only early next year. Even without the new games Australia has been playing the Instant Games through the app in some record amounts over the past year.

Live streaming of games is a feature already offered by Twitch Interactive Inc., Google Inc.'s YouTube and Microsoft Corp., but in Facebook's case, at least for now, the feature will be used for the entertainment of friends rather than monetization. Moreover, the Messenger will also roll out a feature which will enable the users to do group chats while playing games. To start recording, you press the "Start Live Video" button. And now after a year, they provide more than 70 games and more than 100 developers are working on it across the world. Facebook notes that Words With Friends from Zynga will be the first game that will allow the Messenger users have a video chat with one another while the game is on.

Livestreaming, video chats and a handful of new games have all now been added to Instant Games. Just like any post the video can be deleted at any time.

Facebook also revealed a new suite of games set to come to Messenger.

Video chats are a great way for people to connect, discuss and share moments with each other when text just isn't enough. Facebook says that over 245 million people video chat every month on Messenger.

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Facebook Messenger has expanded its game offering which launched with 20 titles. Interestingly, for what may be a first in games, there are more females on the platform than males.

Popular games like Angry Birds, Sonic Jump and Disney Tsum Tsum will be added to the platform's library next year, Facebook said. The video chat feature will "allow friends to watch each other's reactions as they run up the score". Ltd.is rolling out now in select regions and will be available globally in the coming weeks. Also coming down the line for Messengers Gaming service is Sonic Jump from Sega, Disney Tsum Tsum (I have no idea what this is, but apparently it's a thing) and Puzzle & Dragons.

We're so glad that people are embracing the awesome experiences game developers are building for Instant Games.

'There are over 50 Instant Games available, including Space Invaders, Track & Field 100M, Galaga and much more'.

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