Being a gaming creator means so much more than just streaming your gameplay. Our creators build communities, bringing people together over a shared passion for gaming. To give Facebook Gaming creators more ways to connect with their audiences over that shared love for gaming, we’re introducing ‘Hanging Out,’ a new streaming category with a focus on a conversation over gameplay.
You can think of ‘Hanging Out’ as an IRL section for gaming creators, where the focus is still gaming, but their content explores a broad range of formats beyond their gameplay, ranging from art to podcasts and everything in between.
Here are some examples of what to expect under the ‘Hanging Out’ tag:
Chatting, where the focus is simply interacting with the audience on a given topic
Art, such as painting, drawing or sculpting, cooking, game design and more
Podcasts and Talk shows
Travel and exploration
While it may seem like anything is possible in this category, we’ll have to draw the line somewhere. So, if you were looking forward to streaming yourself sleeping, or opening a shopping channel, we have some bad news for you. For more information about what content is and isn’t allowed under ‘Hanging Out,’ read our help center article here. While we introduce and test the category, ‘Hanging Out’ will first be available to our partnered gaming creators, and we hope to roll it out more broadly soon.
You can start browsing ‘Hanging Out’ streams here fb.gg/hangingout.