Facebook officially Launches Dedicated Gaming App With Livestream Support
Facebook launched a standalone gaming app on Monday, allowing users to create and watch Livestreams of the game to challenge the Amazon-owned Twitch platform. The new app was available on Monday for Android devices, with a different version for Apple’s iOS functions. said that the new app would enable users to watch “e-sports” or game competitions as well as participate in online games with other users. gaming app with Livestream
📣 Launch announcement 📣🧵
1/ We know you’ve waited patiently. Well folks the day has come: we're launching FarmVille in VR! j/k, sorry, kind mobs of Twitter, don’t @ us! We're actually launching the Facebook Gaming app on Google Play.
— Facebook Gaming #playaparttogether (@FacebookGaming) April 20, 2020
Leading social networks said it accelerated the launch “to encourage meaningful community interactions”gaming app with Livestream for people closed due to the coronavirus epidemic.
Facebook said it is seeing strong interest in the new app, gaming app with Livestream with around 700 million of its global users already playing games or participating in gaming groups on its platform.
It has been testing the app in some parts of the world since 2018.
“The Gaming App is a focused, gaming-only experience where you can watch your favorite streamers, play games instantly, and participate in gaming groups,” said a statement on the major social network Twitter.
“It’s all of Facebook Gaming in a neat, app-shaped package.”