Facebook is rolling out a dedicated Facebook Gaming tab to a subset of over 700M people who play games or engage with gaming content on its platform.
To help make it easier for people to find and engage with the games they love, gaming groups, gaming streamers, and other gaming-related stuff, Facebook is bringing Facebook Gaming to the main navigation bar in its dedicated tab. The change is part of Facebook’s recent design update that is meant to help users connect to the communities and content that they interact with most often.
The new Facebook Gaming tab is built with a feed to help users find the gaming content they care about, quickly and easily – all gaming content is simply found in one place. The tab is becoming the “primary home for Instant Games,” so users can find and play their favourite games through the new tab, but also invite friends, chat, and play with others.
Of course, the new tab is also where users will find all the gaming videos they’re interested in, just by searching through content from esports organisations, game publishers, and top streamers. As time passes, Facebook will also recommend and help users discover new streams based on what games and content they follow.
The new Facebook Gaming tab also lets users follow updates from their gaming groups and connect with like-minded group members, or find other groups to join.
The new features in the Facebook Gaming tab are an expansion of its gaming video destination announced last year, and Facebook says the tab’s features will change and improve according to what the community wants. For the time being, the Facebook Gaming tab is rolling out to “a small subset” of the 700+ gamers on Facebook.
On Android, gamers also get a standalone Facebook Gaming app, which Facebook will continue to beta test. The app includes more features than the dedicated tab.