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Aug 20, 2019

Can Live Streaming to New Platforms Help Build Your Audience?

Learn how to grow your community with Facebook Gaming and Streamlabs Desktop

Last Updated on January 28, 2022

In the wake of Ninja’s decision to switch streaming platforms, many people are asking themselves if they should stream to other platforms. In fact, our data seems to indicate that many streamers are beginning to recognize the value in streaming to less saturated platforms.

In our latest quarterly report, we discovered that Twitch experienced its first decline in growth, while other platforms continue to rise. For many creators, streaming to new platforms can help establish and sustain an audience while simultaneously helping them become a part of a broader community.

Facebook Gaming is one platform creators are gravitating towards. According to new data from Streamlabs:

Quarterly active streamers on Facebook Gaming has increased 236% since Q1'18, reaching an all-time high of 153,000 active streamers in Q2'19.

Q2'18 data was not available due to an inaccuracy in report methodology

Below are a couple of examples from Facebook Gaming that you should consider if you’ve ever thought about streaming to new platforms.

  • In Q1, the company launched a dedicated home for gaming content in the Facebook app to make it easier for people to discover and connect around their favorite live streamers.
  • Facebook’s Level Up program is now available in more than 40 countries and gives live streamers access to more monetization options and higher stream quality.
  • Each month more than 700 million people play games, watch gaming videos, or engage in gaming groups on Facebook.

If you’ve ever thought about streaming to different platforms to expand your audience, Facebook Gaming is a great place to start.

Custom Alerts and Themes For Facebook Gaming


Remember, Streamlabs Desktop offers over 30 Facebook Gaming-specific alerts and themes to customize the look and feel of your stream. Now when you receive Facebook Follows, Stars, Likes, Supports, and Shares a beautiful custom alert will appear on the screen for your audience.

Download Streamlabs Desktop to view our collection of themes and alerts.

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