Facebook Messenger is one of the most used messaging and calling app not just in the United States, but also in other parts of the world.
The app, which, as the name suggests, is owned by Facebook and just to be precise, it has an active monthly following of more than 900 million users, trailing the mighty WhatsApp with more than 100 million users. With such tough competition coming from not just from within the company, but also from outside the country, with apps such as WeChat and Viber trying to break into the American market, Facebook has been coming in with some amazing features and capabilities for the Messenger app.
The company launched a platform known as Messenger Platform. Here, developers can easily come in with their third-party apps and offer them to users from within the Messenger app. This means that users won’t have to leave their favorite chat app in order to engage themselves in say, a game of basketball. In fact, Messenger makes things even more fun as it allows users to compare themselves against their friends.
As it seems, the basketball game is not the only game on offer via Facebook Messenger. If you love Chess, you will truly enjoy this one. The new Facebook Chess is a little more intellectual than the simple basketball game on offer. However, you will be sure to measure your competitiveness by playing against your friends. To play the Facebook Messenger Chess with a friend, open a conversation on the app and type the words “@fbchess play” without the quotes. Hit the send option and immediately you’ll see a Chess board show up. If you are unfamiliar with the moves, just type “@fbchess help” and a bunch of how-to instructions will show up to make your life easier.
If you love animals, the second game here will entice you even more. Just enter the command “@dailycute” into the text area and hit send. Your friend on the other end will be sent a random photo of a cute animal along with a short message about the animal. The photos and messages are courtesy of the image sharing platform Imgur. You can send as many cute animals to your friends as possible since the feature has no limitations.