Facebook to introduce live streaming, video chats to Messenger games

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

Angry Birds and Sonic will soon be playable in Facebook Messenger

Meanwhile, the company has also announced additions to "Instant Games" with a handful of big-name mobile titles that will be "re-imagined" for the platform. To get started: while playing a game, tap the camera icon located in the upper right corner of the game.

Facebook rolled out its Instant Games platform a year ago to developers so they could create gaming activities for Messenger and the platform's News Feed.

In addition to livestreaming within Instant Games, Facebook will also launch next year a video chat feature for multiplayer games - beginning with Words With Friends - whereby two players can initiate a gaming session with a video call in Messenger.

Facebook also announced that it plans to test a feature that lets users video chat while gaming, as well.

The platform is now adding more games to the list.

With the live streaming feature, Facebook is playing catch up rivals like Twitch, YouTube and Microsoft, all of which today offer their own tools and services for live streaming games. Then you simply press "Start Live Video" and the stream will start. Just like any post the video can be deleted at any time.

To start with Facebook wants you to know that the Messenger gaming has 70 games available to 1.3 billion users on it now from 100 developers. The feature will be introduced with Words With Friends early next year. The new games won't be launching until 2018 though.

New games coming to the platform in early 2018 include Angry Birds and Sonic Jump that will be added to the ever-expanding Instant Games catalogue.

A arcade style platformer featuring class sonic enemies, power ups, traps and levels. The feature will allow friends to video chat while simultaneously playing a game against each other.

Soon to come is Sonic Jump by SEGA, a game based on Disney's Tsum Tsum collectibles, and new casual game based off Puzzle & Dragons. This new version of the popular app will feature the classic gameplay elements from before with an all new challenge mode where you can challenge friends to beat your score.

GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc., makers of the hit game Puzzle & Dragons, will launch a new casual puzzle game for both existing Puzzle & Dragons fans and new players to enjoy.

"We're so glad that people are embracing the unbelievable experiences game developers are building for Instant Games", Facebook said in its announcement.

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