Meta will shut down Facebook Gaming for iOS on October 28, 2022. However, users of the service should not be worried as it will still be available on the web.
Facebook Gaming for mobile will be removed from the App Store and Play Store on October 28
Facebook Gaming arrived on iOS in August 2020 after months of trying to get it approved by Apple. Though the app is designed for multiple gaming purposes: watch, play, and connect, Meta had to restrict its functionality to streaming services only to abide by the Cupertino tech giant’s rules.
The app was released at a time when most countries had to go on lockdown due to the coronavirus. Since almost everyone had to resort to using their phones as a primary source of entertainment, Facebook Gaming rose to popularity.
However, now, Facebook Gaming for iOS and Android is going to be shut down, likely due to a lack of users, although Meta has not clarified the reason.
“Despite this news, our mission to connect players, 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,” the statement from the company reads. “We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you for everything that you’ve done to build a thriving community for gamers and fans since this app first launched.”
The news of Facebook Gaming for mobile being shut down comes as Meta has started testing a new live streaming platform for users called “Super.” The platform allows users to host live streams, earn revenue and engage with viewers, effectively allowing them to boost their followers. The company initially went under development in later 2020 and is now being tested with a small number of creators, reportedly less than a hundred.
Note that Facebook Gaming for the web will continue operating as normal.