One year after the launch, the social network giant Facebook says that the Instant Games has more than 70 titles available from more than 100 developers worldwide. And recently, the social network giant Facebook announced that it is bringing live streaming, video chat feature to its instant games on Messenger.
Facebook Brings New Features To Its Messenger App
The social network giant Facebook’s Instant Games platform simply enables you to play titles such as Pac-Man in Messenger or the News Feed and is currently getting some meaningful updates.
However, the main among them is a new live stream option that simply allows you to stream any Instant play you are playing on the social network giant Facebook Live. These streams will also be saved so you can post them to your profile later.
The social network giant Facebook also says it’s starting to test video chat for certain games, so you can see your friends while you play and even start a new game from a video call.
However, if you remember, then you might know that when this Instant Games feature was first launched at that it has offered only 20 games across 30 markets, which includes the popular titles like Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Words With Friends Frenzy.
But, now one year after the launch, the social network giant Facebook says that the Instant Games has more than 70 titles available from more than 100 developers worldwide, though it’s not clear how many people are actually playing these games, or how profitable they are for developers (Facebook only added monetization options in October).
In the coming months, the Instant Games will see the addition of a handful of big-name mobile titles that will be “re-imagined” for the platform. This includes Angry Birds (built by CoolGames, who also built Tetris), the puzzle game Tsum Tsum from Disney, Sonic Jump from SEGA and Puzzle & Dragons.
The additions suggest that well-known brands and mobile-style experiences are particularly well on the platform, something Facebook was unsure of at launch. “We will find out over time what works on the platform,” said Leo Olebe, director of global gaming partnerships for Facebook.
According to the social network giant Facebook “More than 245 million people simply video chat every month on the social network giant Facebook’s instant messaging application, Messenger. Hence, this makes for a large potential audience for a video chatting feature, which adds an interactive element to the gaming experience. The feature will also challenge other popular video chatting and hangout apps popular with teens and young adults, like Fam, the app for group video chat via the tech giant Apple’s iMessage, for example, or the tech giant Microsoft’s Skype, among others”.
However, the main idea with the Instant Games on the social network giant Facebook’s Messenger app is simply to boost users’ time consumption in Messenger just by giving them something else to do besides just chatting. Hence, it will serve the social network giant Facebook a lot of boosts along with this newest attempt to return to dominance in social gaming.
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