Facebook Messenger boosts Instant Games with live stream and video chat support


It will allow users and friends to watch each other's reaction as they play the game. Beginning today, however, users will be able to livestream their gaming sessions, Venturebeat reports.

Once the broadcast ends, the video will be uploaded to either your Page or Profile depending on where you streamed to.

Along with the streaming features new games from popular franchises and genres will be coming to the application as well. "If somebody has a community, whether that's five or 10 or a thousand people - ten thousand, a million - they're sharing the games they love with the people they care about, which is their community".

As Games on Facebooks Messenger service turns 1-year old, they've taken the wraps off some new features that will get users excited including live streaming of games, multi-player gaming in video chat and of course more games, including the game that's everywhere: Angry Birds. Their faces will appear in the right hand corner of the screen.

Meanwhile, the social media giant also announced additions to "Instant Games" with a handful of big-name mobile titles that will be "re-imagined" for the platform. A new version of the physics game with unique features and modes created specifically for the chat app will launch in early 2018, followed by a few more titles like arcade-style adventure Sonic Jump by SEGA.

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Since splitting off from the core Facebook app in 2014, Messenger has expanded beyond being a simple messaging app and now offers everything from making payments to friends, ordering an Uber ride, group video chat and interacting with a wide variety of bots.

Facebook also announced a whole suite of well-known titles set to join Messenger. Like all posts, these live video posts can be deleted at any time. Sonic Jump is rolling out now in select regions and will launch globally in the coming weeks.

In 2018, Facebook Messenger brings Disney plush characters to the platform with Disney Tsum Tsum, published by LINE Corp.

GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc., makers of the hit game Puzzle & Dragons, will launch a new casual puzzle game for both existing Puzzle & Dragons fans and new players to enjoy. The games will be multi-player like Words With Friends from Zynga which will be the first game to launch.