Facebook to introduce live streaming, video chats to Messenger games

Facebook unveils livestreaming and more for Messenger games

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This latest update will be coming more than a year after launching "Instant Games", a new platform for gaming with friends on the Messenger chat app.

While playing a Instant Game in the Messenger app tap the camera icon located in the upper right corner of the game. Interestingly, for what may be a first in games, there are more females on the platform than males. 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. Once this is selected you can choose the audience you wish to broadcast to and add a short description to say something about your video. Developed by Coolgames, the company who also developed the recently released Tetris for Messengers Gaming service, Angry Birds will bring all your favourite birds (and pigs) into your chats. To start recording, just press the "Start Live Video" button. Today, the company is announcing a couple of notable new features for this gaming platform, including support for live streaming via Facebook Live and video chatting with fellow gamers.

Once the broadcast ends, the video will be uploaded to either your Page or Profile depending on where you streamed to. Like all posts, these live video posts can be deleted at any time.

This is a great tool for broadcasters or just friends to use to enhance their connections and conversations with friends.

To start with Facebook wants you to know that the Messenger gaming has 70 games available to 1.3 billion users on it now from 100 developers. The new games won't be launching until 2018 though.

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Soon to come is Sonic Jump by SEGA, a game based on Disney's Tsum Tsum collectibles, and new casual game based off Puzzle & Dragons.

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

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