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Videogame livestreaming has become increasingly popular on Facebook, but sometimes it’s hard to tell such content apart from regular livestreams. Therefore, the social media platform has decided to create a special videogame streaming hub where their content is more visible. This hub, called Fb.gg, gathers streams from players you are following, as well as some top picks from other creators.
Gaming livestreaming is getting easier on Facebook
Watching game livestreaming can be difficult on a platform that is not dedicated for it. Therefore, Facebook decided to give gaming enthusiasts a place where they no longer need to sift through content to see what they’re interested in.
This place is a special videogame streaming hub called Fb.gg where all the gaming-related content is gathered. There, you can see content from users you are following, but you can also discover some new things to watch. Also, the best thing about it is the fact that you no longer need to scroll through the News Feed.
A strategy against Twitch and YouTube
This videogame streaming hub is an attempt to steal some of Twitch’s live streamers. In January, Facebook came up with a program creating gaming content, similarly to YouTube and Twitch. However, unlike these more popular platforms, Facebook didn’t use monetization strategies.
Facebook’s move might really be a smart one. Twitch remains the top platform for gaming livestreams, while YouTube owns the supremacy of non-live videos. Now, Facebook is trying to tackle with both these fields. The videogame streaming hub is the first step to stealing the viewers from these platforms.
Fb.gg has already gone live, gathering quite a serious number of streamers. The top game of the moment is, of course, Fortnite, and that’s understandable. Currently, it’s one of the most popular titles in the world and has occupied the first position on Twitch for several months now. Facebook’s videogame streaming hub has gathered 210,000 viewers so far, with 3,000 users streaming Fortnite.
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