Facebook Is Launching A Dedicated Gaming App To Take On Twitch, YouTube

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Facebook is launching a mobile gaming app today aimed at giving a tough fight to Twitch and YouTube’s dominance of the live game-streaming market, the New York Times reported.

This new gaming app from Facebook will be free to use for everyone. This app is said to be designed for people already engaged in the online gaming community and will offer access to a gaming community.

“Investing in gaming, in general, has become a priority for us because we see gaming as a form of entertainment that really connects people,” Fidji Simo, head of the Facebook app, told the paper. “It’s entertainment that’s not just a form of passive consumption but entertainment that is interactive and brings people together.”

According to reports, this app was originally scheduled to arrive in June, but the social media giant has launched this app a bit earlier to encourage people to stay at their home during this pandemic.

More than 700 million Facebook users play games, watch gaming videos or post in gaming groups. The company will make money from this platform by taking a cut of “stars,” which fans can buy and send to gaming streamers.

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