Apr 20, 2020

Facebook reveals Gaming app to rival Twitch and YouTube

Facebook has launched a dedicated gaming app earlier than planned, in its latest attempt to grow its presence in the online gaming world. The app lets users follow high-profile gamers, watch live gaming streams and leave comments without interacting with the rest of Facebook. While Facebook remains the largest social network on the planet, it has struggled to compete against dominant players Twitch and YouTube when it comes to games streaming and esports. Facebook says it had five million installations of the app during the 18-month test run in limited markets, and that more than 700 million people already interacted with its gaming products. "The Facebook Gaming app is a prime example of gaming's resurgence at Facebook over the last few years, and we're just getting started," said Vivek Sharma, vice president of Facebook Gaming.

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