The introduction of games into Messenger is another strategy by Facebook to increase user engagement on the platform.
Facebook has been building in more and more entertainment options into Messenger recently, they brought live streaming and games to the chat app in December a year ago and this move adds a new layer to the mix.
There are two games that will initially be available for users to plan with more set to be released soon.More news: Djokovic happy to beat Polansky and the clock in Toronto
And now Facebook Messenger has added a feature that is very similar to something Snapchat launched not too long ago. "Asteroids Attack" sees you move your face around to navigate a space ship, avoiding rocks and grabbing laser beam powerups. "Beach Bump" is passing an AR ball back and forth, while "Kitten Craze" is a kitten matching game.
Facebook users can open or start a video chat with a friend or group on Messenger and invite them to play by choosing the star icon and picking a game.
Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg have shown time and again that our personal data is far more valuable than our privacy.
Here's Messenger product manager Nora Micheva's instructions on how to play the games: "Make sure you have the latest version of Messenger".More news: Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea All Ready For Big Signings
That chatbot integration, which has no humans on either end of the line to limit privacy risks, was announced previous year and launched this March.
Facebook is trying to make people spend more time using their apps and features and this great feature will fetch Facebook more users just to feel AR gaming experience.
The app will then notify the person or group in the video chat that the game is starting.
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