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Facebook Messenger Games get live streaming, video chat feature, more

Facebook Messenger games get some new features like live streaming and video chatting while playing games. The company had introduced the games in its messenger app a year ago. Now, to celebrate the completion of 1 year, the company is introducing new games and new features.

Facebook introduced games in its messenger app last year and there were about 20 games initially. Currently, it has over 70 games from more than 100 developers which are available worldwide. Apart from the new games, Messenger games also get the ability of live streaming your gameplay to friends and engage in conversations with video chatting.

Live Streaming

The first feature is live streaming, which has started rolling out today. For gamers who love to share their playthroughs, the new live streaming capability makes it simple to play and share their experiences. The feature is easy to use while playing a game.

You just need to tap the camera icon located in the upper right corner and choose the audience you want to broadcast your live streaming. You can also add a short description to say something about your video and record it by just pressing the “Start Live Video” button. Once the streaming ends, the video will be published to your page so that friends can watch it later and you can also remove the post at any time.

Video Chats

The next feature is video chats while gaming. The feature will enable people to play games with each other while video chatting. The video chat feature will be introduced early next year and ‘Words with Friends’ from Zynga will be the first game to use the feature. The feature will also allow friends to watch each other’s reactions as they score in the game.

New Games

Facebook also introduces a handful of new games in early 2018 that will be some of the world’s most popular game. First launching globally is the Angry Birds, built for Messenger. It will have classic gameplay with an exciting feature to challenge friends.

Apart from Angry Birds, there will be Tetris which includes cool features like marathon mode and the ability to play with friends. Additionally, in the coming months, they will launch more games on Messenger including Sonic Jump and Disney Tsum Tsum.


Satyendra Pal Singh

Satyendra explores the latest happenings in the tech world and writes stories about those. He likes to play around with the latest gadgets and shares his views through articles. In his free time, you can find him watching movies/TV shows and/or reading books.