With the popularity of platforms like Twitch, it wasn’t surprising to see other companies attempt to enter the space which eventually saw the creation of alternative streaming platforms like YouTube Gaming and Facebook Gaming.
Unfortunately for Facebook Gaming, it looks like Meta has ultimately decided to kill off the dedicated app which will officially cease operations on the 28th of October for both iOS and Android devices. But for those who do prefer Facebook Gaming over other platforms, not to worry because the functionality of the platform will continue to live on through the main app.
According to the Facebook Gaming team:
“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 was truly a community-led effort to bring new gaming features to Facebook.
Despite this news, 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.”
For those unfamiliar, Facebook Gaming is a platform that Meta created as an answer to Twitch, allowing streamers to stream through its platform while also leveraging Facebook’s social media features. It also provided a space for the purchase of certain mobile titles.
Source: Video Games Chronicle