Users of Meta’s standalone Facebook Gaming app have been receiving notifications that the game will soon be discontinued and will no longer be accessible. The firm has declared that the iOS and Android versions of the programme would no longer function as of the 28th of October, and the announcement was made through an in-app message (which was then published by social media strategist Matt Navarra and other sites). In addition to this, Meta is providing users with the option to retrieve all of their search data and is reminding people that Facebook Gaming is not completely disappearing. Users will just need to go to the Gaming tab inside the main Facebook app in order to view the live streams of their preferred content providers.
In the year 2020, the corporation launched a specialized gaming app in an effort to compete more effectively with Twitch and YouTube. The application was built by Meta, which was still known as Facebook at the time, with the intention of showcasing material from streamers and providing users with a group chat as well as other community features. It did not say why it decided to shut down the standalone app; however, it could be a part of its cost-cutting efforts meant to help it weather what Mark Zuckerberg calls “one of the worst downturns [the company has seen] in recent history.” Consideration was given to the possibility that the decision was made in an effort to help the company weather what he called “one of the worst downturns [the company.
During the course of the previous year, producers of streaming tools such as Stream Elements stated that Facebook Gaming came in at a close second behind Twitch in terms of the total number of hours seen on a game streaming platform. However, after analyzing the data provided by Crowd Tangle, which is Meta’s analytics service, we discovered that the site is overrun with spam and illegally obtained material that is disguised as live streams of game play. Back in those days, a spokeswoman for Meta told Engadget that the company was “trying to strengthen [its] technologies to detect illegal material” in order to provide customers with the “greatest experience possible.”