Facebook Adds Livestreaming To 'Instant Games' Feature Within Messenger

Facebook Adds Livestreaming To 'Instant Games' Feature Within Messenger

Facebook Adds Livestreaming To 'Instant Games' Feature Within Messenger

As Games on Facebooks Messenger service turns 1-year old, they've taken the wraps off some new features that will get users excited including live streaming of games, multi-player gaming in video chat and of course more games, including the game that's everywhere: Angry Birds. Facebook initially had 20 games and now has over 70. Interestingly, for what may be a first in games, there are more females on the platform than males.

Meanwhile, the social media giant also announced additions to "Instant Games" with a handful of big-name mobile titles that will be "re-imagined" for the platform. Ltd.is rolling out now in select regions and will be available globally in the coming weeks.

Disney Tsum Tsum, published by LINE and launching in 2018, will bring beloved Disney characters to Messenger as players collect, connect and pop Tsum Tsum based on the popular Disney Tsum Tsum plushes. While GungHo Online Entertainment Inc., makers of the "Puzzle & Dragons" game will launch a new puzzle game.

Another new feature coming to Messenger will be live-streaming of games.


While playing a Instant Game in the Messenger app tap the camera icon located in the upper right corner of the game. Then they can selects their audience and add a short description about the broadcast. Like all posts, these live video posts can be deleted at any time. The stream will be available live, with the final video posted to the user's Page or profile so friends can also watch it at a later stage.

Early next year, you can play games with friends from within a video chat in real time, allowing you see each other's reactions and have a deeper level of connection even if you're not physically in one location. Facebook said it will start testing the feature soon and will introduce the video chat tool early next year.

Instant Games comprises 70 games from 100 developers, including Tetris and EverWing, that users can play alongside friends within the Messenger app.

Over the next few weeks and months, Facebook is adding more titles to Instant Games, which will join original games, like Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Words With Friends Frenzy. Both games have been built by CoolGames, an Instant Games platform developer.

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