• Chethan Machaknur

Facebook Gaming launches without games on iOS due to Apple App Store policies


The Facebook Gaming app for iOS launched without games on Friday because of Apple's App Store approval process. Facebook's gaming app is used to watch streamers play video games, similar to what happens on Twitch, but features mini games that Apple's policies reportedly wouldn't allow.


"Unfortunately, we had to remove gameplay functionality entirely in order to get Apple's approval on the standalone Facebook Gaming app," Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, said. "We're staying focused on building communities for the more than 380 million people who play games on Facebook every month -- whether Apple allows it in a standalone app or not."

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