Facebook did not have a nice year in 2017. The social media behemoth suffered one data breach after another, and while the majority of users did not decide to leave the site, the firm did lose some of the trust of its consumers.
People today are far more protective about their personal information on social media platforms than they were in the past while sharing facts on Facebook. And this is especially true for data pertaining to money, such as credit card numbers.
Since the start of the year, Facebook has changed its approach in an attempt to somehow change this mentality. The company has introduced improved privacy controls for its users while also introducing intriguing features to its website and app that will keep people interested.
Currently, Facebook has added yet another function to its mobile app that is targeted directly at gamers. Users will be able to browse game-related material on the social networking app’s dedicated gaming section. The gaming centre on Facebook’s app has been designed to appear separate from other sections. The social media juggernaut has set up a tab for the gaming centre specifically for this. Additionally, the business is including it on the sidebar and as a choice for the movable navigation bar.
Users will be able to play Facebook’s Instant Games and simultaneously search for new ones in the hub, which will serve as a central location. Users will also be able to connect with different gaming communities that are already on the social media site and watch gaming videos from streamers.
We should point out that Facebook is clearly trying to attract more gamers to its platform with this move. Additionally, Facebook is forced to compete with services like Twitch and YouTube thanks to the new functionality. We are unsure, though, if a centre on its app will be sufficient to convince gamers to choose Facebook over their favourite gaming platform.
We should point you that the social media site is introducing the feature gradually, so don’t be shocked if it hasn’t yet appeared in your app. Additionally, a standalone Facebook gaming app for Android has started its beta testing. The app will, according to the business, have many more functions than the one that is currently available. This unmistakably shows that Facebook is prepared to compete with the traditional gaming platforms.
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