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Facebook Aims to Take Down Twitch With New Gaming Platform

Facebook Aims to Take Down Twitch With New Gaming Platform

Facebook has announced that it’s launching a new gaming platform known as Fb.gg — referencing the common words exchanged when a game has ended. After going head-to-head with Snapchat by imitating its Stories feature, the popular social media network is now competing with Amazon-owned Twitch to take over live gaming.

Fb.gg will allow users to follow gamers and watch live games in a central section, instead of being buried in the Newsfeed. It will also allow rising gamers access to its Level Up program so that they can easily share high-quality content, receive a special profile badge, and get early access to some of Facebook’s beta features. The gaming-focused platform will also allow streamers to earn virtual currency by being tipped through its Facebook Stars feature.