Support for the mobile version of Facebook Gaming, launched in 2020, is coming to an end, with which the social giant tried to compete in the field of game streaming services, with apparently not very satisfactory results. From October 28, Gaming will no longer be available for download on iOS and Android systems, nor will it receive further updates, but users will still be able to access gaming functions through the main Facebook mobile application. According to the company’s announcement, the goal is still to connect players with content creators, so you can follow your favorite streamers and groups within the application later if you choose the Gaming section, but later on the focus will be removed from the mobile platform.
The former Facebook, now operating under the name Meta, didn’t really manage to gain a foothold in the live games market, so apparently it’s not worth investing more resources than necessary. According to the report of the market research company Streamlabs, in the second quarter of this year Facebook Gaming was responsible for only 7.9 percent of the watched hours related to game streaming in the market, which was 76.7 percent for Twitch and 15.4 percent for YouTube, so it is significant the difference compared to big competitors. The company did not add any particular justification for killing its short-lived mobile application.
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The blue social giant is not the only one that is not so successful in copying Twitch’s formula, which is considered a pioneer in the market: Microsoft closed the Mixer streaming service in 2020, which could not be saved even by the fact that it had a million dollar contract with Tyler “ninja” Blevins, the legendary Fortnite -player. The YouTube Gaming division, which is approaching Twitch’s popularity with the best results (but is still far behind), has recently managed to attract some talent from the streaming giant.
On a desktop interface, the company has already cast its net for players, on the interface of the social network also known as Facebook Gaming, according to data from The Verge, between December 2018 and 2019, the total viewing time of published content increased more than threefold. The service had a beneficial effect on the coronavirus epidemic, during which it was able to climb the popularity ladder more successfully, but since then the user base seems to be slowly falling away, not to mention that Meta is also preparing for hard times in the current economic situation.
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