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Facebook Gaming to shutter app this October

The mobile application shuts down two years after launching on iOS and Android

Facebook Gaming has announced that its app will no longer be active on October 28, the change will affect both the iOS and Android versions of the program.

As reported by Eurogamer, the news of its closure comes two years after it launched on mobile devices.

Within the announcement regarding the app shutting down, the company said that the gaming division will continue to operate.

"Despite this news, our mission to connect players, fans and creators with the games they love hasn't changed, and you'll still be able to find your games, streamers and groups when you visit Gaming in the Facebook app," it said.

Facebook Gaming continues to regularly draw in viewership.

During the month of July it amassed 424 million hours watched, according to StreamElements and's monthly State of the Stream report.

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Jeffrey Rousseau joined in March 2021. Based in Florida, his work focused on the intersectionality of games and media. He enjoys reading, podcasts, staying informed, and learning how people are tackling issues.