Facebook Messenger just got way more fun, with the ability to play games right in your messaging conversations. You can now play Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Track & Field 100M, Galaga, and many other Instant Games.
This gaming experience on Messenger is rolling out to 30 countries, and is available for newer iOS and Android operating systems. Over 1 billion people are using Facebook’s Messenger app.
It’s easy to start playing: In the latest version of the Messenger app, open a conversation with a friend (or friends!), tap on the game controller icon just below where you type your message, and choose a game to start playing right away. After you finish a round, people in the conversation will see your score and will have the opportunity to challenge you back. People can also discover games within the Messenger search field, or on Facebook News Feed where they can play solo or challenge friends back in Messenger.
Social, fun and competitive, games on Messenger feature score-based leaderboards, in-context chat, and group thread conversations to challenge, celebrate and congratulate.