Facebook is set to launch a mobile gaming app to compete with Twitch and YouTube.
As reported by the New York Times, the Facebook Gaming app has been tested for the past 18 months in South-East Asia and Latin America. To begin with, the app will only be on Android devices, at least until Apple approves it for the App Store.
"Investing in gaming, in general, has become a priority for us because we see gaming as a form of entertainment that really connects people," said Facebook app head Fidji Simo.
"It's entertainment that's not just a form of passive consumption but entertainment that is interactive and brings people together."
"We're seeing a big rise in gaming during quarantine."