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Facebook Gaming will close its application in October | Digital Trends Spanish

The application FacebookGaming it will be closed on October 22 for both iOS and Android. However, users can still download search data from their gaming app while it is still running.

“We want to extend our sincerest thanks to all of you for everything you have done to build a thriving community for gamers and fans since this app was first released. This was truly a community-led effort to bring new gaming features to Facebook,” Facebook’s gaming team said in a statement.

“Despite this news, our mission to connect gamers, fans, and creators with the games they love hasn’t changed, and you’ll still be able to find your games, streamers, and groups when you visit Gaming in the Facebook app.”

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— Gothalion (@gothalion) August 29, 2022

While the app is shutting down, Facebook’s game streaming services will remain online. Streamer Gothalion posted the notification he received about the shutdown, which is notable considering he spent the last 24 months on the platform in an exclusivity deal. He returned to streaming on Twitch last month.

In 2020, Microsoft announced that it was shutting down its own live streaming service, Mixer, and transitioning all of its content creators and users to Facebook Gaming.

Facebook’s parent company, Meta, has been on a rough patch lately. It recently announced that it would increase the price of the Quest 2 VR headset. The company has also devoted resources to building the Metaverse, but when CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed his digital avatar in Horizon Worlds a few weeks ago, The internet didn’t take it kindly.

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