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Netflix announces 'Game Handles' feature to grow in-app social gaming: Connected Church News

Netflix made an announcement last week that they are rolling out game handles inside Netflix games?Yes. Netflix has a section called Games. If you have not followed our stories earlier, Netflix is entering into the online gaming space.And the interesting thing is, this announcement about game handles firms up its direction towards social gaming, which means with your handle, people will be able to see your name. A handle is basically a name, like an identity, an ID or something like that. So I can be called, say, Natchi, right? And people can look at my name Natchi when they are playing games and they can connect with me, they can talk to me.Now, what is that?That is a social experience. So that is why it’s called social gaming. And social gaming is the big trend in the digital space now. And Netflix has been getting into the space deeper. And last week’s announcement only firms up the direction which Netflix seems to be taking.

Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 1, October 2022 with source links from WhatsApp, Meta, Netflix, YouTube, NFT, Web3.

🗞️ News 1: YouTube Shorts gets Voiceover; Instagram won’t clip 1-min long Stories 

Source: YouTube | TechCrunch

🗞️ News 2: WhatsApp launches Call Links feature for both Audio & Video chats

Source: WhatsApp

🗞️ News 3: Meta makes it easier to switch between Facebook & Instagram Accounts

Source: Meta

🗞️ News 4: Netflix announces ‘Game Handles’ feature to grow in-app social gaming

Source: Netflix

🗞️ News 5: [Web3] The 255-year old, Christie’s, launches its NFT Auction Platform

Source: Christie’s

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