Facebook Beefs Up Instant Games on Messenger

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Facebook has begun rolling out its Instant Games on Messenger to more of the 1.2bn people that use the platform every month - after initially rolling out the gaming service to 30 countries in November previous year.

Today's feature release allows users of Messenger to play turn-based games with one another and games can feature leaderboards and tournaments.

Facebook first introduced Instant Games on Messenger in November with 17 titles, including Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Words with Friends: Frenzy.

"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.

Instant Games for Facebook Messenger is beginning to rollout worldwide, bringing plenty of gaming action to you and your friends.

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Facebook upgrades the 'Instant Games' in Messenger

Facebook says new games are being added weekly.

People will begin to see new features as game developers start to incorporate the new capabilities with one of Instant Games on Messenger's biggest hits, Blackstorm's EverWing, being among the first to use Game bots. Facebook recently introduced "Game Bots" as well. You can now play it as a feature-rich turn-based game on Messenger. The games are free to download and there are now no in-app purchases.

Depending on the platform you use (iOS, Android or desktop) and the location where you reside, you could be enjoying up to 50 game titles on the Facebook Messenger app. Click the blue Plus sign on the bottom left of the screen and then click Games. A developer will be able to create a game bot that is able to communicate with the player, regarding game rewards and levels, nearly similar to the way in which EverWing, a game, does. Facebook also said a Facebook Messenger version of the mobile pool game 8 Ball Pool would be coming to Messenger soon.

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