Facebook has announced that it will kill off the Facebook Gaming app for iOS and Android later this year. The Apple App Store and the Google Play..
Facebook’s Gaming app
Apparently, according to Meta, on October 28th, support for the Facebook Gaming app on iOS and Android will be discontinued. The tech company didn’t explain why it was shutting down the gaming app. One of the website banners states, “Despite this revelation, our aim to connect gamers, fans, and creators with the games they love hasn’t shifted. Gaming on the Facebook app will still allow you to find your games, streams, and groups.”
The statement thanked everyone who had “worked diligently” since the app’s debut “to develop a lively community for gamers and fans.” The statement even added a grateful thank you to everyone who was a part of this community.
In case you missed it, Facebook’s Gaming app was released in April 2020 so that users may tune in to their favorite channels, play some live games, and interact with other players in the gaming community.
Gaming App Features
According to the speculations, Facebook had a hard time releasing the app because Apple kept rejecting it on the grounds that its principal function is the distribution of casual games.
Because of Apple’s regulations, Facebook had to take gaming features out of the app. The company has stated its intention to maintain its current level of assistance for gaming communities, developers, and producers on Facebook’s main app. Facebook Gaming has released a new “Footage to Reels” feature for all developers, allowing them to convert live gameplay recordings into Reels.
Customers will no longer be able to host live shopping events on Facebook. Sadly, Facebook Live Shopping will be shut down permanently on October 1st, 2022. According to a company blog post, users will no longer be able to tag products in Facebook Live videos or add them to playlists. Who can say why? Facebook has decided to stop supporting live shopping events so it can devote more resources to Reels.