Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

Facebook now lets you livestream your face as you play Messenger games

Facebook Messenger Games List: Launching New Titles, Video Chat And Livestream Features Facebook Live can now broadcast Messenger games
Terence Owen | 08 December, 2017, 09:39

In addition, Facebook is also launching new games for Messenger next year, including Angry Birds. Games in group video chats are about to start testing soon, so they will be a while off. Looks like Messenger will be getting even more fun in the coming months. The company will introduce video chat to Instant Games early next year.

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.

Instant Games was originally launched to encourage Facebook Messenger users, which now sits at 1.3 billion monthly users, to spend more time on the messaging platform.

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. To use live streaming, you just tap on the new camera icon at the top right of the screen while gaming, then add a short description to be shared alongside your post.

Mariners acquire Dee Gordon from the Marlins
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The company is bringing its Facebook Live capabilities into Instant Games, allowing users to live stream their games with their friends and family. Like all posts, these live video posts can be deleted at any time.

Messenger's move to enter the live streaming space follows efforts already led by YouTube and Twitch, but their main focus is on the casual gamers, at least for now. The feature will allow friends to video chat while simultaneously playing a game against each other.

Last November, Facebook launched Instant Games, a new platform for gaming with friends inside the Messenger chat app. The game "Words With Friends" by Zynga will be the first game to use the feature. 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.

GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc., makers of the hit game Puzzle & Dragons, will launch a new casual puzzle game for both existing Puzzle & Dragons fans and new players to enjoy.

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