Facebook adds support for live streaming and video chats to Messenger games

Facebook Messenger Games List: Launching New Titles, Video Chat And Livestream Features

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

Video chat will roll out first to Words With Friends from Zynga Inc.in early 2018. Even without the new games Australia has been playing the Instant Games through the app in some record amounts over the past year.

The livestreaming started rolling out this week, while the video chat feature will be introduced early next year.

To start with Facebook wants you to know that the Messenger gaming has 70 games available to 1.3 billion users on it now from 100 developers. The video can be accessed by your friends; and of course, you can remove the video post at any time.

We're also thrilled to welcome a handful of new games coming soon that all have one thing in common - they're some of the world's most popular game franchises of all time, reimagined for the Instant Games platform.

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

The idea with Instant Games is to boost people's time spent in Messenger by giving them something else to do besides just chat. 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. Naturally, you'll still be able to use Facebook's amusing video filters, because what is social media for if not playing word games while you look like a cat?

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. The video chat feature will "allow friends to watch each other's reactions as they run up the score". 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. Both games have been built by CoolGames, an Instant Games platform developer.

Since splitting off from the core Facebook app in 2014, Messenger has expanded beyond being a simple messaging app and now offers everything from making payments to friends, ordering an Uber ride, group video chat and interacting with a wide variety of bots.

'There are over 50 Instant Games available, including Space Invaders, Track & Field 100M, Galaga and much more'.

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