Meta, the parent company of this program that intended to compete with Twitch and YouTube, reported the end of the app through a notice sent to users.
“We want to extend our sincerest thanks to all of you for all that you have done to build a thriving community for gamers and fans since the app was first released. This was really a community led effort to bring new gaming features to Facebook”, expresses the text.
When it was still called Facebook, in 2018, the company launched Facebook Gaming to compete with Twitch and YouTube in the world of video game live streaming. Then, in 2020, the complementary app for cell phones arrived, as the report on the website of TheVerge.
The path of Facebook Gaming until his death
To get closer to its rivals, Facebook Gaming added this program for creators, with additional features to help build its platform, such as the ability to co-stream
Two years ago, the platform absorbed Mixer, Microsoft’s failed attempt, which allowed Gaming to recruit well-known streamers like Ninja and Shroud.
According to streamlabswatch hours on Gaming, Twitch and YouTube Gaming fell 8.4 percent in the second quarter of 2022 and Facebook Gaming had the fewest hours viewed among the three in the first and second quarters of this yearwith 803 million in Q1 and 580 million in Q2.
Despite the closure of the application, the web version of Facebook Gaming will remain online. Meta didn’t provide a reason why it’s shutting down its app, but it’s clearly due to its ranking among competitors.