Facebook Gaming announced on Monday that the developers received over 5 billion stars on its platform last year, which translates into revenue of around $ 50 million.
Currently, over 2,000 developers earn more than $ 1,000 a month with Stars, Fan Subscriptions, and Ads.
Facebook Gaming revealed the following updates with the aim of keeping the momentum going.
A Stars Christmas party, which runs from December 15th to January 1st, allows fans to purchase Stars at a discounted price, receive a unique Star Sending Badge, and a limited-time virtual Hand Raise gift to theirs Favorite creator to send.
Facebook Gaming is also testing two new monetization functions in chat with the aim of making them available to all users soon.
Comments attached to stars will be highlighted in the new chat experience, allowing fans and developers to see them more easily. Larger stars are given a highlighted comment with a bright pink and purple gradient.
With a Stars Ticker, comments attached to big stars are pinned to the bottom of the chat window for a period of time, so fans who support developers with Stars keep their comments on screen and seen by more members of the community can be.
Finally, Facebook Gaming announced that it was introducing several new animations and graphics for virtual gifts that will be available to all users.
Facebook Gaming wrote in a blog post on Monday: “Understanding the needs of developers and enabling them to build a successful streaming business is the core of our work. We want Facebook Gaming to be the best platform for game developers, and that includes them being the place where they can get the most out of their passion. At the end of this year, we want to celebrate the fans and creators who make our platform successful. Our creators continue to grow their community and have reached new heights. “