The company Facebook announced that Messenger now has augmented reality games that can be played during video chats.
Users can play with six people at the same time, i.e. games will be very interactive and socializing. Initially, there will be two games available on the Messenger app.
- Don’t Smile: the winner is the one who can not smile the longest.
- Asteroids Attack: Find out who is the best to fly the spaceship.
More games coming in the coming weeks or months, including volleyball and more. Games work thanks to AR Studio, a powerful tool Facebook for developers.
To play new games, you need to update your Messenger app to the latest version. After that, go to some dialogue, start a video call, and then click on the star icon and select a game.
Your interlocutor or interlocutors will receive a notification that they can join the game. According to Facebook, the Messenger app generated over 17 billion video calls in 2017, double the number in 2016.