Facebook adds free games like 'Pac-Man' to Messenger app
07:55, Dec 1, 2016
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Games will also begin to show under Messenger's search field and Facebook's News Feed, allowing for cross-platform play.
Pac-Man will soon be chomping up your Facebook feed. In a blog post, Facebook said "many more are to come", with titles ranging from arcade classics to modern favorites.
Instant Games will be cross-platform at launch, meaning you can play with anyone on the web or mobile. 29, 2016, the feature can be accessed in the latest version of the messaging app by tapping a game controller icon.
The Messenger update also allows friends to challenge others online in games to see if they can beat each other's scores on a leaderboard.
To keep you on Facebook longer or at least using its chat app, Facebook has launched an Instant Games feature for Messenger. The another way is to challenge the contact that you are into a game.
For Facebook, the nostalgia factor was important.
Enough of the simple black and white graphics, the "Instant Games" will let you play up to 17 new and nostalgic games such as Pacman, Space Invaders, Words With Friends, Arkanoid, Zookeeper, Puzzle Bobble and a lot more. "People get it right away".
Using HTML5, which is a powerful but lightweight language for the internet, Facebook can make it so the games exist inside of its service instead of on your phone, for example. Besides, the Instant Game feature is also receiving a big funding from studio Big Viking Games. The social network has 1.8 billion users, and Messenger has more than a billion users, as well.
So, are you ready to start saying goodbye to productivity having fun on Messenger? And YouTube, also owned by Google, past year launched YouTube Gaming, for game-related video content and live streaming.
You may still have nightmares about the last time Facebook went game insane.
For now, gaming represents only 15% of the time spent on Facebook's website, Olebe said.
Game Insight has dedicated an entire division worth $5 million on developing messenger friendly games.
If there's no update and no option to play games then the feature may not have rolled out to your country just yet.
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