On a typical weekday, around one in 10 Indians log onto their personal Facebook accounts for at least one of the games they play online.
According to a study by India’s IT department, the number of Indian online gamers grew from 1.9 million in 2011 to 3.2 million in 2016.
The numbers are not as impressive for those who play for other reasons.
According to the report, Indian gamers spent an average of 1,000 minutes a day on their personal social media accounts in 2016, compared to 1,300 minutes for the general population.
The IT department said that the number is growing fast.
It is estimated that Indian gaming platforms account for roughly half of the global online gaming market.
Indian social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have a large user base, which makes it easier for people to keep track of their gaming activity.
But, social media also has drawbacks.
For instance, many Indian gamers use multiple accounts for gaming, and there are reports of users breaking their accounts due to abuse.
The report said the growth in the number and type of gaming accounts has made it harder for Indian users to maintain their social media presence.
Indian gaming companies also need to develop better online privacy and security measures.
The IT department also said the online gaming industry is experiencing an influx of young people, which is contributing to a rise in the age group of 18 to 24.
The industry needs to attract and retain younger users, it said.
The report suggested that Indian companies invest in online gaming services and digital marketing, while improving the quality of their social channels.