Facebook Messenger app to add live streaming and more games in 2018

Angry Birds, Sonic coming to Facebook Messenger games

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Once the broadcast ends, the video will also get published to your profile for your followers and friends to view later. Words With Friends from Zynga will be the principal amusement to utilize it, in mid-2018, and will enable companions to observe each other's responses as they keep running up the score.

Instant Games comprises 70 games from 100 developers, including Tetris and EverWing, that users can play alongside friends within the Messenger app.

Live streaming of games is a feature already offered by Twitch Interactive Inc., Google Inc.'s YouTube and Microsoft Corp., but in Facebook's case, at least for now, the feature will be used for the entertainment of friends rather than monetization.

Let's begin with the new live streaming functionality for Facebook Messenger Instant Games. Once chose, you can pick the crowd you need to communicate to and add a short portrayal to say something in regards to your video.

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As Games on Facebooks Messenger service turns 1-year old, they've taken the wraps off some new features that will get users excited including live streaming of games, multi-player gaming in video chat and of course more games, including the game that's everywhere: Angry Birds. Facebook, starting today begins testing the video chat feature for its gaming addicts on Messenger. The video can be accessed by your friends; and of course, you can remove the video post at any time.

On Thursday, the social media network launched a new live streaming feature for gamers via Facebook Live.

Video chats are a great way for people to connect, discuss and share moments with each other when text just isn't enough. With the new livestreaming feature, you will now be able to play and share your experience with those who love games on Messenger. Both games are built by CoolGames, an Instant Games platform developer. Naturally, you'll still be able to use Facebook's amusing video filters, because what is social media for if not playing word games while you look like a cat? Challenge friends to see who can jump the furthest. Ltd.is rolling out now in select regions and will be available globally in the coming weeks. Joining the two popular titles is Sonic Jump, Disney Tsum Tsum, and Puzzle & Dragons. In an official blog post, the company said, "We're so glad that people are embracing the unbelievable experiences game developers are building for Instant Games".

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.

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