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‘Finger on the App’ competition ends after 70 hours

Could you keep your finger on an app for almost three days?

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YouTube creator Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson ended a massive competition that called on people to keep one finger on their phone screen for as long as possible.

YouTube creator Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldsonended a massive competition that called on people to keep one finger on their phone screen for as long as possible.

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A competition that called for people to keep one finger on the phone screen ended after 70 hours, The Vergereports.

What’s going on:

  • YouTube creator Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldsoended a massive competition that called on people to keep one finger on their phone screen for as long as possible.
  • The competition used a one-time use game called“Finger on the App.”
  • The game originally called for one winner with a $25,000 prize.
  • Four people held their fingers on the app for 70 hours. Each of the walked away with $20,000, according to The Verge.
  • The game started at 1 p.m. MT on June 30. It ended at 11:15 a.m. MT on July 3.
  • MrBeast said: “Dear the four remaining contestants with your finger still on the app, I’m ending it here. Three days is insane! You ALL win and will ALL receive $20,0000! CONGRATULATIONS!”

Some additional context:

  • Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson is known for hosting elaborate stunts and major giveaways, according to Mashable. He partnered with the internet art collective MSCHF for this giveaway.
  • Donaldson also gave away thousands of dollars to people who took their fingers off the app, too. In fact, two players scored $5,000 for quitting the game early. Two more won $10,000 the next day.