If sending messages wasn’t already enough with Facebook Messenger, users can now challenge friends to multiplayer augmented reality games in video chat. With the new feature, currently rolling out, you can play with up to six people at a time from anywhere in the world. To access the feature, you have to make sure you update your Messenger app to the latest version. Once you open the app and tap on an existing conversation, tap the video icon in the upper right corner of the screen. Then, tap the star button and select one of the AR games you would like to play. The person or group you’re video chatting with will then receive a notification that the game is starting. For now, there are two games available to play called Don’t Smile and Asteroids Attack — both of which are pretty self-explanatory. With Don’t Smile, you get to test who can hold a serious face the longest. While playing Asteroids Attack, you can compete to see who can navigate their … [Read more...] about Facebook Messenger now includes AR games you can play with your friends
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If you're someone who uses the Facebook mobile app constantly on your iPhone, then the natural peanut butter to that jelly would be downloading Messenger! Messenger allows users to connect, chat, and keep up to date in more ways than just sending simple text messages and emojis to one another: there are options to have group chats, the ability to make 'phone' calls, chances to play video games through Messenger, and so, so much more. Facebook Messenger - Free - Download Now Here's absolutely everything you need to know about Facebook Messenger! What exactly is Facebook Messenger? Facebook Messenger is essentially an app that allows Facebook users specifically to chat, connect, and interact via group and private messages with one another. Facebook Messenger: Instantly reach the people in your life—for free. Messenger is just like texting, but you don't have to pay for every message (it works with your data plan). How does it work? Using your Facebook friend's list as an address … [Read more...] about Facebook Messenger — Everything you need to know!
Europe and likely a large part of the world currently have their eyes transfixed onto France. Not because of the first-class wine and excellent cheese that are popular all around the world, but because of football! Or soccer, as people across the pond call the most popular global sport. France is currently hosting the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament and everyone is jumping on the hype train. Facebook is one of the latest to do so - its dedicated Messenger chat app just got updated with a brand new ball juggling game, similar to that basketball one a couple of months back. So, how does one launch it? Simple - just go ahead and send someone a soccer ball emoji as a simple chat message. Then tap on the soccer ball emoji you just sent, and voila, you get to play the ball juggling game and rub your high score in your pals' faces! The goal of the game is to flick the ball as many times as you possibly can without letting it fall to the bottom of the screen . Sounds simple, but … [Read more...] about There’s a hidden soccer/football game in Facebook Messenger, because of course
When the World Wide Web Consortium unveiled the latest HTML5 standard, it extolled its virtues when it comes to building native web applications that can be employed as a cross-platform endeavor without needing Android, iOS, or other app packages. Fast forward two years, and Facebook is taking a good advantage of exactly that HTML5 feature to release Instant Games for its Messenger app - timewasters you can play directly in the chat thread without launching separate apps or browsers. This is undoubtedly done to increase stickiness in these times of fierce competition among chat programs that are competing for users with an ever-increasing array of features, meant to keep you in their cold, hard embrace forever. Well, nothing increases stickiness than new or legacy game titles from renowned devs that are immediately available to challenge your chat buddies with, if you live in one of the 30 countries that can boast with the initial rollout. If you want to give Instant Games a … [Read more...] about How to play Facebook Messenger’s Instant Games on your Android or iPhone
"Checkmate", or should we say: "Check this, mate"! Did you know you can play chess with your Facebook pals in Messenger? Well, seems you can! And just like any chess game, it's highly addictive, provided that you play with a willing opponent, though Messenger's take on the classic strategic board game is not as user-friendly as we'd like it to be.After all, Messenger's current take on chess is not an interactive game, but a bot that you can invoke in a conversation with any of your pals. Once you start up the chess bot, a representation of the chess board gets displayed, though it's not interactive by any means. You move your figures by inputting commands in the chat window, which have to adhere to the standard algebraic chess notation. You will have to at least learn its basics if you want to get around with Messenger's chess bot.Let us sum it up for you with a couple of words: the algebraic notation uses a combination of numbers and letters to describe the moves in a game. All major … [Read more...] about Checkmate, mates! Here’s how to play chess with your buddies in Facebook Messenger