Facebook Decides to Shutdown “Facebook Gaming” in October

It has been revealed that Facebook will stop supporting its Facebook Gaming app in October. In a statement published on Sunday, the company reiterated that much of the app’s functionality would be transferred to the main Facebook app.

The app has a new banner announcing its closure and removal from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store as of October 28, 2022.

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Fans could communicate with their favorite streams or the official social media pages of different games using the Facebook Gaming app, which served as a central location for fan interaction. Additionally, it would make it possible to buy some mobile games.

The regular Facebook app does have some of Facebook Gaming’s capabilities, but it doesn’t appear to enable live streaming mobile games. The Facebook Gaming app was unique in allowing simple live streaming of matches from a phone. Therefore, its absence may deter some users. Facebook could include the function in the main app in the weeks preceding the deadline.

Meta made a significant financial commitment to the Facebook Gaming project and signed big YouTube and Twitch content producers to exclusive, multi-year contracts. Despite such steps, the platform became confined to a limited amount of audience and the hype of the application didn’t lead to expectations.

Why Facebook chose to discontinue the dedicated Facebook Gaming app is currently unknown. As the deadline approaches, we anticipate the corporation to provide additional information; we’ll let you know as soon as possible.

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Muhammad Zuhair
Passionate about technology and gaming content, Zuhair focuses on analysing information and then presenting it to the audience.
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