It's now easier for users to stream games on Facebook

It's now easier for users to stream games on Facebook

It is now easier for players to stream games to Facebook thanks to changes from the social media giant's API.

The firm has revealed a number of changes designed to help developers out. The first is changes to its API, which the social media behemoth says will enable users to stream directly to Facebook within seconds. That's without any hardware magic or third-party software.

If you make mobile games, this functionality is coming to those platforms soon, too.

The streaming functionality isn't the only changed announced. Facebook has also revealed that developers will be able to reward those who tune in to watch their games on the social media colossus' streaming service.

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