Facebook adds support for live streaming and video chats to Messenger games

Above Player-vs-player live stream is coming to Facebook Instant

More bold-faced titles are set to arrive on Instant Games next year, the company said, including Angry Birds and Sega's Sonic Jump. To get started: while playing a game, tap the camera icon located in the upper right corner of the game.

Reports suggest that the users will be able to record these live streams so that they can be posted to the profile afterwards.

Launched in May this year, Facebook Messenger's Instant Games is getting upgraded with features like a new live-streaming option that lets you broadcast Instant Games to all your friends and followers with Facebook Live. "We're excited to begin a test soon that will enable people to play games with each other while video chatting", Facebook authorities said. But it's not about the past, Facebook has loads of new stuff for Games on Messenger. To start recording, just press the "Start Live Video" button.

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.

The top three games Australia played in 2017 were Everwing, 8 Ball Pool and Words with Friends. Like all posts, these live video posts can be deleted at any time.

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Messenger's move into livestreaming follows efforts already led by Twitch and YouTube, but the emphasis seems to be more on casual gamers, at least for now. And also allows users to add fun effects (pictured above) during their video chat.

New games coming to the platform in early 2018 include Angry Birds and Sonic Jump that will be added to the ever-expanding Instant Games catalogue. Facebook says that this will be a way to see the reactions of your family or friends, it's also a way to pep up any boring work chats if you use Messenger there.

Over the next few weeks and months, Facebook is adding more titles to Instant Games, which will join original games, like Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Words With Friends Frenzy. Ltd.is rolling out now in select regions and will be available globally in the coming weeks.

Disney Tsum Tsum, published by LINE and launching in 2018, will bring beloved Disney characters to Messenger as players collect, connect and pop Tsum Tsum based on the popular Disney Tsum Tsum plushes.

GungoHo Online Entertainment Inc is joining Messenger to bring the hit game Puzzle and Dragons to the Facebook app.

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