Facebook to launch live streaming, video chats to Messenger games soon


San Francisco, Dec 8: Nearly two years after introducing “Instant Games”, a new platform for gaming with friends on the Messenger, Facebook has announced support for live streaming via Facebook Live and video chat with fellow gamers.

“First, we’re launching live streaming, which will start to roll out today, to gamers who love to share their playthroughs and engage in a little smack talk,” news agency IANS reported citing Facebook wrote in a blog post late Thursday.

The users will be able to record these live streams so that they can post it on the profile afterwards.

“Over 245 million people video chat every month on Messenger. We’re excited to begin a test soon that will enable people to play games with each other while video chatting,” the company further  added.

In the meantime, the social media titan also announced additions to “Instant Games” with a handful of big-name mobile titles that will be “re-imagined” for the platform.

“Launching globally in early 2018 is none other than Angry Birds, a new game built for Messenger that will feature classic gameplay with an exciting new way to challenge friends,” Facebook stated.

A wide range popular game will join the recently launched Tetris which includes exciting features like marathon mode and the ability to play with friends in Messenger group chats.


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