Facebook Messenger games you can play with pals – including Space Invaders, chess and Words With Friends

A LOT of us will be trying to social distance at the moment but that doesn't mean we can't connect with friends virtually.

Facebook Messenger has lots of games you can play remotely and we've rounded up a few of them below.

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How to play games on Facebook Messenger

You'll need to make sure you and the people you want to play with are using the latest version of the Facebook Messenger app.

If not simply update in the Google Play or App Store.

Next you'll need to launch the Messenger App and open the chat with the friend you want to play against.

Click the game controller icon, which should be located down near the camera icon.

Alternatively, tap the "More" button in the toolbar, and then click the controller icon.

Once here you can select a game.

Then send your friend a request to start playing.

What info does Facebook hold on you?

  • All the data on your profile – name, age, marital status, where you went to work, and so on.
  • Your activity on the site – which posts you like, pages followed, photos shared.
  • Its tracker cookies (which most websites use) can even follow you around the internet, so Facebook can also get an idea of the types of websites you like to visit – to serve you more relevant advertisements.

Games you can play on Facebook Messenger

Facebook has a number of games on offer.

Here's some of the games you could be playing:

  • Words With Friends
  • Pac-Man
  • Space Invaders
  • 8-Ball Pool
  • Snake
  • Batman's Bat Climb
  • Cooking Mama
  • EverWing
  • Solitaire
  • Blackjack
  • Gin Rummy
  • Sudoku

Unlock hidden games

There are certain messages you can send that unlock hidden games.

Send a basketball emoji then tap it to unlock a game.

Or send a football emoji to unlock a keepy-uppy mini game.

You can also type "@FacebookChess" to launch a chess challenge.


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