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

Facebook Messenger Games List: Launching New Titles, Video Chat And Livestream Features

Facebook Live can now broadcast Messenger games

Angry Birds is coming in "early 2018", featuring the ability to play with friends.

Sonic Jump from SEGA, developed by SEGA HARDlight, will introduce a new, arcade style adventure to Messenger, featuring classic Sonic enemies, power-ups and traps as players challenge friends to see who can jump the farthest. Beginning today, however, users will be able to livestream their gaming sessions, Venturebeat reports. The social media giant has catered this wish of its users as Facebook Now Allows You to Live Stream While Playing Games. The feature will allow friends to video chat while simultaneously playing a game against each other. "They may not. Who knows?" Games in group video chats are about to start testing soon, so they will be a while off. Looks like Messenger will be getting even more fun in the coming months.

It's been one year since Facebook introduced games for Messenger, and the company celebrated this occasion by introducing new features and game titles. Their faces will appear in the right hand corner of the screen.

Instant Games, available inside the Facebook Messenger platform, has been around for just over a year now and has expanded from 20 games at launch, to now offer 70 options, including the newly added Tetris. But it's not about the past, Facebook has loads of new stuff for Games on Messenger. One can easily live stream the game that you are playing on Facebook page or profile.

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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. Sonic Jump is rolling out now in select regions and will launch globally in the coming weeks.

Over 245 million people use video chat on Messenger on a monthly basis and Facebook plans to bring this feature into Instant Games.

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. The game "Words With Friends" by Zynga will be the first game to use the feature. While GungHo Online Entertainment Inc., makers of the "Puzzle & Dragons" game will launch a new puzzle game.

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