Instant Games on Messenger rolling out globally with new features

Kristi Paul
May 4, 2017

Facebook said last week that people have played 1.5 billion instant games since they were launched three months ago.

Zynga's Words With Friends will be one of the first games to utilize the new features. In the case of Instant Games, Bots help facilitate the action by reminding players when it's time to make the next move, and presenting leaderboard updates to encourage a little healthy competition. "We're excited to partner with Facebook in reimagining Words With Friends for Instant Games on Messenger - bringing its iconic gameplay and rich social experience directly to the places that people are communicating".

Depending on what device you use and where you are located, there are now up to 50 games titles available on Messenger, with more being introduced nearly every week. Here, you'll find a full list of games you can play through the app. Facebook has previously dabbled with smart bots and in-game chat bots look to have similar functionality.

Facebook has begun rolling out its Instant Games on Messenger to worldwide audiences today.

"We're starting to roll out Instant Games on Messenger more broadly and in addition, we're also launching the new features to create a unique and sophisticated experience", the company stated. These are two of the up to 50 games available on Messenger, depending on location and device.

Instant Games on Facebook Messenger allowed friends and family members to engage back-and-forth, playing popular games like Pac-Man or Galaga and compete against high scores. In addition, the conventional app stores on smartphones are a mix of popular and mediocre games, making it hard to select games. They have already offered their developers freedom to create special bots for the games. He only needs to open Messenger and scroll down to see a section called Games. Facebook said that "more are being introduced every week", like pool game Miniclip's 8 Ball Pool, which arrives soon.

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