Facebook Messenger Instant Games to Get Live Streaming and More

09 December, 2017, 13:38 | Author: Juana Mckenzie
  • Above Player-vs-player live stream is coming to Facebook Instant

After ending the live stream, the video will be posted on your profile - and your friends will be able to watch it.

Instant Games was launched towards the end of 2016 with popular games like Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and Words With Friends Frenzy.

Propelled in May this year, Facebook Messenger's Instant Games is getting redesigned with highlights like another live-gushing alternative that gives you a chance to communicate Instant Games to every one of your companions and adherents with Facebook Live.

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With the live streaming feature, Facebook is playing catch up rivals like Twitch, YouTube and Microsoft, all of which today offer their own tools and services for live streaming games. You can also add a short description to say something about your video and record it by just pressing the "Start Live Video" button. Messenger now has 70 game titles which are available across the globe, featuring games like Tetris and 8 Ball Pool. Now company has announced to release a new feature that lets you video chat and live stream with your friends when you are playing games with them. And also allows users to add fun effects (pictured above) during their video chat. The video can be accessed by your friends; and of course, you can remove the video post at any time. This new feature also includes a handful of new games being added to the app, with some of them originating from the world's most popular game franchises of all time.

Video chats are a great way for people to connect, discuss and share moments with each other when text just isn't enough. We're excited to begin a test soon that will enable people to play games with each other while video chatting. Of those games, 200 million minutes have been used collecting cherries, apples and zapping ghosts in Pacman, while more than 692 million words have been created in Words With Friends. Facebook has also announced that the new Angry Birds game especially build for Messenger will launched in early 2018. The video chat feature will "allow friends to watch each other's reactions as they run up the score". Challenge friends to see who can jump the furthest.

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"We're so glad that people are embracing the fantastic experiences game developers are building for Instant Games", Facebook said in its announcement.

"This progress is exciting, but even more than that, we've been thrilled at the response over the a year ago from both the people playing and the developers building", Facebook said. These games will be available in coming weeks.

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