September 18, 2022
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No More Facebook Gaming

CNBC recently reported that Meta would be ending its Facebook Gaming app. Yes, this is the same platform that enables users to stream videos and play online games.

The Facebook Gaming app will no longer be accessible on iOS and Android devices beginning on October 28 of this year, according to the official statement. The Facebook app will still provide access to the fundamental gaming features.

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The company posted an update on the FGaming app, saying, “We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you for everything that you’ve done to build a thriving community for gamers and fans since this app first launched.” This initiative to introduce new gaming features to Facebook was genuinely driven by the community.

“Despite this news,” they continued, “our mission to connect players, fans, and creators with the games they love hasn’t changed, and you’ll still be able to find your games, streamers, and groups when you visit Gaming in the Facebook app.”

No More Facebook Gaming

The Meta Gaming app was released over two years ago. Platforms like this were boosted by the Covid-19 pandemic. That is why, at the time, this platform was regarded as Twitch’s main rival. As you are aware, the latter is the market leader.

Facebook Gaming, YT Trending - Latest Technology News
No More Facebook Gaming

Metas, for its part, has been working hard to get a piece of the cake. According to Streamlabs data, Facebook Gaming held only 7.9% of the market share in the second quarter of 2022. At the same time, Twitch performed ten times better (76.7%), with YouTube coming in second (15.4%).

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However, we should take comfort because Facebook is not the first or only company to try and dethrone Twitch and fail. Microsoft, for example, will shut down its own streaming service, Mixer, in 2020. Even a multimillion-dollar contract with famous Fortnite player Tyler “Ninja” Blevins couldn’t save the Redmond-based company.

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