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Facebook Adds Livestreaming To 'Instant Games' Feature Within Messenger

Facebook Adds Livestreaming To 'Instant Games' Feature Within Messenger

Instant Games, available inside the Facebook Messenger platform, has been around for just over a year now and has expanded from 20 games at launch, to now offer 70 options, including the newly added Tetris. "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". Of those games, 200 million minutes have been used collecting cherries, apples and zapping ghosts in Pacman, while more than 692 million words have been created in Words With Friends.

In addition to livestreaming within Instant Games, Facebook will also launch next year a video chat feature for multiplayer games - beginning with Words With Friends - whereby two players can initiate a gaming session with a video call in Messenger. But it's not about the past, Facebook has loads of new stuff for Games on Messenger.

Facebook rolled out its Instant Games platform a year ago to developers so they could create gaming activities for Messenger and the platform's News Feed. Then you simply press "Start Live Video" and the stream will start.

The company is bringing its Facebook Live capabilities into Instant Games, allowing users to live stream their games with their friends and family. To go live, users can tap on the camera icon on the upper right corner when playing a game. Like all posts, these live video posts can be deleted at any time. Twitch and YouTube already allows its user to Live stream.

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"I absolutely believe that the streaming community, the influencer community, will have the opportunity to see this as something they want to pick up on", Facebook's global director of games partnerships, Leo Olebe, told Venturebeat.

Facebook also announced that it plans to test a feature that lets users video chat while gaming, as well.

Angry Birds will be joining the recently launched Tetris which includes all the old modes fans love, like the marathon mode and the ability to play alongside friends. Sonic Jump is rolling out now in select regions and will launch globally in the coming weeks.

In 2018, Facebook Messenger brings Disney plush characters to the platform with Disney Tsum Tsum, published by LINE Corp.


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