Facebook launched a brnad new application for your mobile known as Facebook Gaming. The new app from Facebook will allow users to watch live streams or even stream your own videos, something which has been dominated by heavyweights such as Microsoft’s Mixer, YouTube, and Twitch.
The Facebook Gaming app was released on the 20th April 2020 and is available right now worldwide. It should be noted that the application was initially meant to be released in June, but the company decided to push it ahead and release early giving gamers a chance to adopt it earlier.
Generally, investing in any game app has suddenly become a priority for many people because they feel it is a form of entertainment. The app has been downloaded over five million times in the last 24 hours, and that’s just on the Google Play store.
According to Fidji Simo, the head of the Facebook app, he says that the Facebook Gaming app is not just a form of passive consumption, but communicates and brings people closer to each other. Also, not only will gamers get to receive payment from Facebook but will receive donations from individuals who watch their live stream. It merely means that gamers will make money from people who watch them online as a form of appreciation.
For the moment, the Facebook Gaming app will only be available on Andriod, although the only way it will make its way to the iOS is when Apple decides to approve it for listing on the App store. The main reason why this gaming app was created is that many phone users enjoy mobile gaming.
For instance, when you open the app, you will notice at the top a Go Live button that will allow you to fire up a game and begin streaming in a jiffy. If you desire to use the app, first, you are required to sign up with your Facebook account. Immediately after you do that, it asks if you want to select a few games to follow, and when you do that, it will prompt you to watch some of their more well known streamers. When you get to the homepage, you will see a button, ‘Go live’ along with ‘Clips, then ‘Follow Games’, and ‘Groups’ button. When you tap the Go Live, it will demand you to add games that are already installed on your device. Immediately you do that, the chosen game will launch and your live stream will commence. Also, you will notice a ‘Live button’ while you are streaming live.
According to Leo Olebe, Facebook’s global director of gaming partnerships, he says that the platform wants creators to be successful on the app and make a living out of it, although Facebook aims to take part of the donations that fans send to gamers. Facebook is making huge attempts to charm a new kind of content creators, that is, professional gamers using Facebook Gaming app. These individuals will able to stream videos of themselves while playing games online, so fans can view them.