Facebook Messenger Games get live streaming, video chat feature, more

09 December, 2017, 13:38 | Author: Darren Santiago
  • Above Player-vs-player live stream is coming to Facebook Instant

Once the broadcast ends the video will be published to your Page or profile so that fans and friends who missed it can watch at a later time.

Players have spent over 360 thousand hours a week on Instant Games. Words With Friends from Zynga will be the principal amusement to utilize it, in mid-2018, and will enable companions to observe each other's responses as they keep running up the score. Even without the new games Australia has been playing the Instant Games through the app in some record amounts over the past year.

After launching the Instant Games feature within Facebook Messenger last November, the social giant is integrating livestreaming into that product - bringing Facebook roughly into competition with other "Let's Play" platforms like YouTube and Twitch. Once this is selected you can choose the audience you wish to broadcast to and add a short description to say something about your video. Presently, the platform has 70 games and more than 100 developers across the globe.

Livestreaming, video chats and a handful of new games have all now been added to Instant Games. You can remove the video post at any time, just like any other post.

Facebook introduces two new features for its instant games on Messenger.

This is a great tool for broadcasters or just friends to use to enhance their connections and conversations with friends.

'Over 245 million people video chat every month on Messenger, with the option to use fun effects and capture pictures of their moments together, ' Facebook said.

New recreations going to the stage in mid-2018 incorporate Angry Birds and Sonic Jump that will be added to the regularly growing Instant Games index.

The games work across the Messenger app, Facebook website and the Messenger website. 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.

Besides the live streaming feature, people will also be able to video chat while playing a game. It will have classic gameplay with an exciting feature to challenge friends. Ltd.is rolling out now in select regions and will be available globally in the coming weeks. In an official blog post, the company said, "We're so glad that people are embracing the fantastic experiences game developers are building for Instant Games". 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. These games will be available in coming weeks.



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