Facebook makes a push for gaming streaming to compete with Twitch and YouTube

Facebook makes a push for gaming streaming to compete with Twitch and YouTube

It looks like Twitch and YouTube may have another streaming competitor. Last year, Facebook launched a Creator app to allow video hosts to create more video content for the social media platform. Facebook is now making further effort on the concept, this time by targeting those that make gaming videos.

This is clearly a jab at competing with the likes of YouTube and Twitch, platforms that have a large games streaming player base. Facebook specifically points out gaming creators like StoneMountain64 (pictured above), who has more than 1 million followers watching his Facebook Live streams of Fortnite and PUBG games.

Facebook allowed creators in the program to stream in 1080p at 60 frames per second, which is the best and ideal gaming resolution to watch. In addition to having great quality, the company also wants to add monetization systems for those taking part in creators program, likely payments received during live streams. For example, on Twitch, watchers can give Bits as well as many direct donations to the streamer.

On Saturday the 27th at 5:15 PM Pacific, the company will host an event on Daybreak’s H1Z1 Facebook page to bring several creators into the new program. The group of streamers being welcomed into the program includes Misses Mae, Doom49 and The Warp Zone. You will see more creators at April’s PAX East conference.


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