A little over two years after its launch, Facebook Gaming will no longer support its application for mobile devices.
Facebook Gaming has decided to close its app for iOS and Android phones .
Meta ‘s platformfor live broadcasts will stop supporting its application for mobile devices a little over two years after its launch, so it will no longer work or be available for download in the digital stores of both operating systems.
Through an official statement, Facebook Gaming confirmed that its app for iOS and Android will only work until October 28, 2022 . In addition, it recommended that users download their search information in the application before it ceases operations on the aforementioned date.
The Facebook Gaming app says goodbye
While the app is imminently shutting down, Facebook Gaming confirmed that the web version of the game streaming platform will remain online. Both the platform and Meta , the parent of the platform, did not provide a reason why it is closing its app .
“We want to thank them from the bottom of our hearts for everything they have done to build a thriving community for gamers and fans since the launch of the app. It has been a true community-led effort to bring new gaming features to Facebook , ” the Facebook Gaming statement mentions .
— Gothalion (@Gothalion) August 29, 2022
Facebook Gaming: rise and fall
In 2018, Facebook – now known as Meta – launched Gaming , a platform it hoped would compete with streaming giants like Twitch, YouTube and Mixer . Although it started as part of its main social network, the company rolled out a mobile app in 2020. Adding a program for creators and the possibility of co-streaming, Facebook Gaming began to grow and even absorbed Mixer in 2020, the failed Microsoft platform with which he recruited Ninja as an exclusive content creator.
While Facebook Gaming ‘s spike in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic was remarkable, the number of hours watched on streaming platforms has dropped with the resumption of activities. According to Streamlabs, the hours viewed on Facebook Gaming, Twitch and YouTube Gaming decreased by 8.4% in the second quarter of 2022, with the first being the one that suffered the most drops, going from 803 million during the first quarter to 580 million in the second. .