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As announced in August, Unity and Facebook are collaborating on adding Facebook as a new build target to the Unity Editor. Today we’re announcing that Facebook support for Unity is now available in a developer beta here, and that Facebook support will ship as part of Unity 5.6 next year.

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The Facebook build target lets you deploy your projects to either the new Facebook Gameroom desktop app for Windows as a native Windows player, or to Facebook.com using Unity’s WebGL support. With Gameroom, Facebook is introducing an easier way for developers to bring high-quality games to the PC to take full advantage of the CPU and GPU native power.
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When the Facebook target build is active in the Unity Editor, you can use the Facebook SDK for Unity API to share content with Facebook friends, access the Graph API, and more. You will also be able to use the Unity IAP service to handle in-app purchases on Facebook. Everything you need comes integrated with Unity out of the box — you can even upload your builds to be hosted by Facebook directly from the Unity Editor.

We are excited about the new possibilities this integration will offer. To learn more about Facebook’s new suite of developer tools and services, please visit the documentation for Gameroom.

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  1. ravi ranga shanari

    November 26, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    how to free down load this gameroom app?

  2. Where do I direct developer support questions for the Facebook supported Unity 5.5.0b9?

  3. Amazing……… Can’t wait to get my hands on Unity 5.6. :)

  4. Nicholas Ventimiglia

    November 2, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Very much interested in whats next with WebGL. I would love to see more threading support, faster load times, and a comment on Web Assembly.

  5. Why do you have to have the FB target active to use the Facebook SDK for Unity API? Every platform benefits from this.

  6. Is this available? I just downloaded the 5.5.0b10 version and Facebook Build Support not appear in install settings. I’m missing something?.

    1. For games under 50 Mb and loading time 10s max.

    2. The article mention “ship as part of Unity 5.6” this probably mean that will be in the Unity 5.6 beta? Looking into the roadmap is in Experimental Previews.

    3. Jonas Echterhoff

      November 3, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      This will be included in Unity 5.6 as a final release, but you can download a developer beta (based on Unity 5.5b9) here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/games/gameroom

  7. Amazing, Just exactly what we are waiting for.

  8. Facebook buying Unity would be the saddest day in the history of the Universe.

  9. This is an awesome news,cant wait for Unity 5.6 to come out!