Facebook launched Its gaming streaming service in Summer 2018, as a rival to YouTube and Twitch. Facebook gaming is a streaming platform for all things gaming, with more than 800 million monthly users.
How does it work?
Users of Facebook gaming will become familiar with the simple layout of the platform quite quickly, especially users that are accustomed to other streaming hubs, such as YouTube, Twitch or Mixer. The main aspect of the platform is watching streamers. Go to the ‘Gaming Video’ tab on the left-hand side of the hub and you can browse thousands of live streams from all around the world in a variety of different languages, 24/7. You can follow specific games or streamers to make the Facebook gaming experience more streamlined.
Users can also play games on Facebook gaming! Different to Twitch or YouTube, its main rivals, Facebook gaming allows you access to a variety of popular mini games that give the platform a unique edge. Play games such as 8 Ball Pool or UNO by yourself or even with Friends in tournament mode. This feature means that Facebook gaming is an all-round gaming hub, meaning that gamers need not look anywhere else for all of their gaming needs.
Where do I find it?
Facebook gaming operates on FB.gg or www.facebook.com/gaming. Alternatively on the Facebook app, users can go to the ‘watch’ tab and then select ‘gaming’.
How do I follow games?
You can follow games on Facebook gaming quite easily, simply click the ‘Browse Games’ tab on the left-hand side of the main hub, find a game that you would like to follow and then click the ‘Follow’ tab, located just below the name of the game’s title. This will add the game to the left-hand side of the home page. At any time, you can click on this new prompt, allowing easy access to view all streamers playing on that particular game.
How do I follow streamers?
Following broadcasts from a specific streamer on Facebook gaming is relatively simple. First, you should go to the suggested streamers category on the home page, find a streamer that you like the look of, then click their streamer name. This will take you to their profile, from which you should then press the follow button. Any future broadcasts from this streamer will pop up on the left-hand side of your home page, which makes accessing your favourite streamers content quick and simple.
Can I stream myself?
Yes! Facebook gaming’s easy to use stream setup makes streaming hassle-free! Navigate to the left-hand side of the hub and select ‘Go Live’, this will bring up the stream setup manager, which will aid even the most inexperienced streamers stream their favourite content!