Meta Shutting Down Facebook Gaming App

Facebook shut down the standalone gaming app, and now Facebook is planning to shut down the Facebook Gaming app. In the future app will not be available on Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. A notification has been sent to Facebook users that the app will not work or be available for download until October 28, 2022.

In a note, Facebook thanked all users from the bottom of their hearts for building a healthy gamers community. Facebook faced hurdles trying to get the app to work, with Apple repeatedly rejecting the app citing its rules that prohibit apps whose purpose is to distribute unofficial games. It is. Apple’s rules forced Facebook to remove the original gaming functionality from the app. 

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Facebook launched the gaming app to compete with other apps. Meta did not succeed in catching many users’ attention. Meta is not only in the market that failed after adding extra features to build the platform, the ability to co-stream another app dropped after so much attention. In 2020, Microsoft’s failed streaming platform Ninja and Shroud Facebook Gaming Absorber Mixer were hiring streaming companies.

The reason for Meta’s shutting down the gaming app is still unknown. Streamlabs data shows that hours viewed across Facebook Gaming, Twitch, and YouTube Gaming fell 8.4% in Q2 2022. Facebook Gaming posted the fewest hours viewed of the three in Q1 and Q2 this year. 

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