Facebook has got a flair for e-gaming lately, and the social media platform is reportedly rolling out a redesigned app with a dedicated gaming hub
During the mid of last year, Facebook launched a platform to promote emerging game developers, and ever since then, the messaging platform has been involving itself with various gaming-related activities. Some of the previous activities executed by the platform include Video chat AR games in messenger and a recently teased charity live stream.
Now Facebook is introducing something that is even more visible in its latest announcement. The company announced today that it is introducing a dedicated “Facebook Gaming” tab to help gamers find the content they’re looking for on the platform.
The tab will be available in the main navigation bar in Facebook’s app. The feature is getting a slow rollout, starting with a portion of the 700 million people who Facebook claims interact with gaming content each month. The navigation option will start appearing for more gamers on Facebook over time.
According to Engadget who also wrote about the story, describe what the new feature will look like. Users will be able to find three primary types of gaming content within the Gaming hub. First and foremost are games you can actually play. Facebook is moving Instant Games which was previously available in Groups, to Facebook Gaming, and users will be able to invite friends to play and chat with them right from the tab. Facebook Gaming will also be home to gaming videos, with content from esports leagues and developers to streamers.
Facebook Gaming will also be home to gaming videos, covering a vast range of contents including esports leagues and developers to streamers. In the nearest future, Facebook plans to recommend videos based on the games you like and have expressed interest in, more of a Netflix kind of system, but in this case for games. Finally, the new tab will play home to gaming groups. Users will be able to connect with other gamers and converse about their favorite titles, whether it’s to organize a time to get online and play or find local meetups.
In addition to giving Facebook Gaming its own tab, the company has also been experimenting with turning the hub into a standalone app. A limited beta version is available for Android, and Facebook said it will continue testing and expanding the app based on user feedback.