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This article was published on May 2, 2017


Facebook Messenger instant games go global

Facebook Messenger instant games go global
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Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback riding. Check her Twitter for curmudgeonly criticisms.

Facebook today announced Messenger games are coming out to all users, meaning you have a whole new way to waste time on your phone.

Facebook launched games in Messenger in the US last year, and included such proven time-sinks as Pac-ManSpace Invaders, and Galaga. That library will expand with this update, as Facebook says:

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 almost every week.

The games are all no-download, played within the Messenger app itself. Also, you can now play turned-based games, such as classic Words with Friends, with your friends. This goes hand-in-hand with new leaderboards and tournament play modes.

The new games will roll out over the next few weeks to both iOS and Android.

via VentureBeat

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