Facebook Launches New Gaming App Android for Both Ios #article

Facebook Launches New Gaming App Android for Both Ios #article

Facebook continues to develop in the gaming industry, and with all the popularity that gaming has gained during the COVID-19 pandemic, a mobile app for Android and iOS is being released. The app will come with hundreds of material, groups and options for playing games.

Users will be able to watch gaming videos, play instant games at any time and connect to gaming communities via the App. Sounds funny right?

Facebook has been researching this app in Latin America and Southeast Asia for quite some time now. Considering the prevalence of gambling during the shutdown of the coronavirus, it makes sense to move it forward now.

Over the past few years Facebook has been busy with gaming tools and products that include tipping live streams for gamers and streaming via mobile choice. Facebook also added an option to create a tournament that would accommodate gaming events inside the app.

And the initiatives are producing results, Facebook had a 210 percent YoY rise in hours spent on Facebook gaming at the end of last year, which according to StreamElements gave a raise in its market shares by 8.5 percent.

With the gaming content's popularity, it is crucial that Facebook stays connected to it. The efforts of Facebook in this regard have been successful as more group response has been receiving lately.

According to Facebook's Fidji Simo:

 "Investing in gaming has become a priority for us in general, because we see gaming as a medium of entertainment that truly connects people. It's entertainment that isn't just a form of passive consumption, it's entertainment that's interactive, bringing people together.

"And you can expect to see more of that in future. Facebook also aims to improve its gaming VR tools which will be very interesting to see.

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