×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Facebook Gaming Enables Charity Livestreams for Giving Tuesday

Facebook Gaming rolled out charity livestreaming functionality on Tuesday to raise funds in honor of Giving Tuesday, according to a press release.

Giving Tuesday, first started back in 2012, is meant to be a day when consumers give back after shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

For this year, Facebook Gaming is enabling 25 streamers to partner with several organizations, including Autism Speaks, the Call Of Duty Endowment, The Humane Society of the United States, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The 25 streamers playing for donations include DangerousThing aka DTDiMezTheMissesMae, and X-Bit Gaming.

The charity livestreaming tools are designed to be intuitive, in that the donating viewer doesn’t have to leave the stream.

“Integrated with their streamer dashboard, streamers are now able to set and change donation goals, enable a donation progress bar, and share donation alerts overlaid on the stream and in chat,” the press release stated. “A donating viewer never fully leaves the page, instead being taken to an overlaid donation screen and then directly back to the gaming creator’s stream.”

For Giving Tuesday 2017, Facebook raised $45 million for charity. Though the charity livestreaming tools are limited to select streamers this year after testing the tools with only five creators last month, Facebook Gaming plans to make them available to more creators “soon” and is also planning to add more charitable organizations.

Though Thanksgiving is an American holiday, Facebook is not limiting charitable donations to US citizens.

More Gaming

  • Netflix HQ LA

    Netflix Engineers Developed a Rumble Pack Feature During Latest Hack Day

    A duo of Netflix employees had a unique idea for making the service’s shows even more stirring: They added a rumble pack option to the Netflix app as part of the company’s latest hack day. When watching shows like “Voltron,” the feature makes phones vibrate in sync with the action on the screen, similar to [...]

  • Niantic's Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Game

    ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ to Launch This Week

    “Pokemon Go” maker Niantic is getting ready to launch its next big game: “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” is set to launch in June 21, the company revealed in a tweet this week. The worldwide launch of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite begins this Friday, June 21! Keep your eyes peeled and wand ready for more information [...]

  • Sarah Iooss - Twitch

    Twitch Hires Sarah Iooss, Former Mic and Viacom Exec, as Head of North America Sales

    Twitch has tapped Sarah Iooss, most recently EVP of revenue at millennial-news startup Mic, to lead the advertising sales team in North America for the Amazon-owned live-streaming video platform focused on video gaming. Iooss will be based in New York, reporting to chief revenue officer Walker Jacobs, who joined Twitch last fall after serving as [...]

  • littlstar ps4 app

    Littlstar Expands Beyond VR With New PS4 App, Signs Up 30,000 Paying Subscribers (EXCLUSIVE)

    A&E-backed immersive content aggregator Littlstar is expanding beyond virtual reality (VR): The New York-based startup launched a dedicated PlayStation4 app this week, giving users of Sony’s game console access to their personal media libraries, as well as both traditional and 360-degree video content from a variety of publishers. Littlstar also announced that it signed up [...]

  • Game of Thrones Season 8 Production

    'Game of Thrones,' Netflix VFX Among Those to Be Featured in SIGGRAPH Production Talks

    VFX pros behind the final season of “Game of Thrones,” the blockbuster film “Avengers: Endgame,” Pixar’s upcoming “Toy Story 4,” last year’s Oscar-winning “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Netflix series, including “Stranger Things,” and more will give SIGGRAPH 2019 attendees a behind-the-scenes look at their work during the conference’s Production Sessions. There will even be a [...]

  • jfk mooonshot ar app artwork

    JFK Presidential Library Releases Moon Landing Augmented Reality App

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library has released an augmented reality app (AR) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and the role President Kennedy played in getting the U.S. to the moon. The app, which is available for free for iPhones and Android, lets users relive the Apollo 11 mission in their [...]

  • 'Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the

    'Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch' Is Still a Fantastic Anime Adventure

    Six years after it’s original release “Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch” is coming back with a Nintendo Switch version and remastered edition on PS4 and PC. It’s time for more long-winded, adorable JRPG action. It’s odd since comparing the new version of the Level-5 developed classic with the original game is pointless [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content