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Facebook games begin

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Dec 4, 2016, 12:25 am IST
Updated : Dec 4, 2016, 7:12 am IST

The latest version of Facebook Messenger on iOS and Android also serves as a gaming platform.

Games on Messenger feature score-board leader boards, in-context chat, and group thread conversations to challenge, celebrate and congratulate.
 Games on Messenger feature score-board leader boards, in-context chat, and group thread conversations to challenge, celebrate and congratulate.

Start playing on Facebook Messenger. It’s there, your favourite Pac-Man, Galaga, Space Invaders, Words With Friends and more to keep you entertained. Set to roll out in 30 countries, the facility is made available on iOS and Android OS. The feature would reach out to one billion Messenger users world over who can add spice to the usual activities of texting and sending stickers.

“Games on Messenger feature score-board leader boards, in-context chat, and group thread conversations to challenge, celebrate and congratulate,” the Facebook newsroom puts it.

The games can be played in a chat box between two friends or on a group chat. It goes like this. Find the game controller icon just where you type out the message and initiate the game. Once finished, your score goes live to your friends in the conversation. They have this opportunity to challenge you back. The games can be discovered in Messenger search field, or on Facebook news feed.

The cross-platform support makes it accessible on both web and mobile. The beta version has a pack of 17 games.

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