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Facebook Messenger Now Rolling Out ‘Instant Games’ Globally With New Features

On Tuesday, Facebook in a blog post announced its rolling out Instant Games on Messenger to all of its 1.2 billion users and also introducing the new features they previewed/showcased to developers at their recent ended F8 developers conference.

The ‘Rich gameplay features‘ that have been added to the Instant Games on Messenger such as turn-based games; which according to Facebook was the “most requested feature” can also weave in leaderboards and tournaments, and offer more visually engaging and customizable game messages during play.

“Game bots help re-engage players by calling out new game options and encouraging competition with updates on the leaderboards,” Andrea Vaccari; Product Manager at Messenger, writes in a Blog Post.

On the other hand, Blackstorm’s EverWing is among the first games to use Game bots on the platform.[related-posts]

One of the game to take advantage of the new rich gameplay features is one of the most popular game apps of all time; Zynga’s Words With Friends. The game has already been made available as a feature-rich, turn-based game right in Messenger.

Instant Games on Messenger. Image Credit: Messenger
Instant Games on Messenger. Image Credit: Messenger

The Menlo Park-based social networking firm is soon bringing the world’s number 1 pool game; Miniclip’s 8 Ball Pool to Instant Games.

Editor’s Note: The updated Instant Games on Messenger will be rolling out over the coming weeks worldwide for both Android and iOS mobile platforms.

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