After ending the live stream, the video will be posted on your profile - and your friends will be able to watch it. Angry Birds will join the recently launched Tetris®, which includes beloved features like marathon mode and the ability to play with friends in Messenger group chats. Now, to celebrate the completion of 1 year, the company is introducing new games and new features. The company's gaming platform years ago had earned a peak of a quarter-billion dollars per quarter on its 30 percent tax on in-game purchases, and it leveraged Facebook's network effects to help games go viral.
First, we're launching live streaming, which will start to roll out today, to gamers who love to share their playthroughs and engage in a little smack talk. Much like the Facebook Live video feature - alongside the video - you can also add a short description to it. With the expansion of the platform to over 70 games from more than 100 developers worldwide and today's new features, Facebook is hoping to encourage even more Messenger users to spend time playing games with their friends.
Launched in May this year, Facebook Messenger's Instant Games is getting upgraded with features like a new live-streaming option that lets you broadcast Instant Games to all your friends and followers with Facebook Live. However, in Facebook's case, the addition is more casual - it's more about sharing with friends, not monetizing a community through subscriptions, game sales, or custom chat icons, as you'd find on Twitch or YouTube, for example. Like all posts, these live video posts can be deleted at any time.
To use Instant Games' new live stream feature, tap on the camera icon at the top right of the screen while playing.
This is a great tool for broadcasters or just friends to use to enhance their connections and conversations with friends. Both games are built by CoolGames, an Instant Games platform developer. We're excited to begin a test soon that will enable people to play games with each other while video chatting.
GungoHo Online Entertainment Inc is joining Messenger to bring the hit game Puzzle and Dragons to the Facebook app. Challenge friends to see who can jump the furthest. In an official blog post, the company said, "We're so glad that people are embracing the incredible experiences game developers are building for Instant Games".
More information on the live streaming and new games will be coming in the new year when the app updates.
In 2018, Facebook Messenger brings Disney plush characters to the platform with Disney Tsum Tsum, published by LINE Corp.