Facebook to shut down standalone game app from Play Store and Apple App Store in October 2022
New Delhi, August 31: Meta is ending its standalone Facebook Gaming app from Android and iOS starting October 28. The app will also not be available on Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Meta hasn’t explained why it’s shutting down the standalone game app.
“Despite this news, our mission to connect gamers, fans and creators to the games they love has not changed, and you will still be able to find your games, streamers and groups when you visit Gaming in the Facebook app” , we read. a banner on its website. Facebook is losing its grip as a “Top 10” app like BeReal and TikTok Grow – Latest Tweet from TechCrunch.
“We would like to sincerely thank you for all you have done to create a thriving community for gamers and fans since the launch of this app,” the review adds. The app was launched in April 2020 to allow users to watch their favorite streamers, play instant games, and participate in gaming groups.
“Facebook encountered hurdles trying to launch the app, as Apple repeatedly rejected the app, citing its rules that prohibit apps for the primary purpose of distributing casual games, TechCrunch reports.
Apple’s rules had forced Facebook to remove the game functionality from the app. The company said it will continue to support gaming communities, developers, and creators on the main Facebook app. Facebook Gaming has rolled out a new “Clips to Reels” feature for all creators to convert live gameplay clips into Reels.
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