Facebook brings livestreaming and video chat to Messenger games

Facebook brings livestreaming and video chat to Messenger games

Once the broadcast ends, the video will be uploaded to either your Page or Profile depending on where you streamed to.

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. The first game that will implement the feature, when it is introduced early next year, is Words With Friends from Zynga.

Last but not least, Facebook is bringing a bunch of new games to the Messenger. Using Facebook Live, gamers who are playing games on Messenger will be able to stream their games to family, friends and followers by tapping on the camera icon at the top of the screen and selecting "Start Live Video". 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. Currently, it has over 70 games from more than 100 developers which are available worldwide. Now company has announced to release a new feature that lets you video chat and live stream with your friends when you are playing games with them. "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". The company also revealed that other games like Disney Tsum Tsum, SEGA, Puzzle & Dragons will be available on the Facebook Messenger in coming months. Like all posts, these live video posts can be deleted at any time.

The platform is now adding more games to the list.

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Video chats are a great way for people to connect, discuss and share moments with each other when text just isn't enough. The feature will enable people to play games while video chatting with each other, and be able to use filters and capture pictures as they would within a normal video chat. Apart from this, the social networking giant has also added ability to play games while doing video chatting with friends.

New games include the ever-popular Angry Birds from CoolGames, the same developers as the recently added Tetris, which will launch globally in early 2018. This new version of the popular app will feature the classic gameplay elements from before with an all new challenge mode where you can challenge friends to beat your score. 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".

"This progress is exciting, but even more than that, we've been thrilled at the response over the past year from both the people playing and the developers building", Facebook said.

More information on the live streaming and new games will be coming in the new year when the app updates.

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