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Facebook Instant Games on Messenger

Facebook has announced that users will now be able to play games using Facebook messenger. They will be able to play against one another within the Facebook chat app, as long as they are in one of the 30 countries where this feature is going to be made possible. The UK is included, so people across Britain will now be able to play games just by opening a conversation with their competitor. A new icon will show up, allowing them to select a game to play. The feature will also be available on the Facebook and messenger websites, as well as in the app.

Users will be able to choose from a variety of games to play, including:

  • Space Invaders and Pac-Man. These classic games will give users the chance to enjoy some nostalgia and play their friends in arcade-style games.
  • Arkanoid. A brick-breaking game also reminiscent of typical arcade games, that has had some very good reviews for its controls.
  • Wordalot. One for the puzzle enthusiasts, this plays on elements of Scrabble and the traditional crossword.

You will be able to chat to your friends whilst you play, within the game. You will be able to see your friends’ scores so that you are able to find new people to play with and challenge your skills.

However, there are still some limitations. The feature will only be available to iOS and Android users with the latest operating systems at this moment in time, and only within the 30 countries where it is being rolled out. Facebook have already hinted that they predict it will be a success though, and they envisage expanding the platform further in the future.

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