Facebook's Messenger Games are about to make video chat super competitive

Facebook's Messenger Games are about to make video chat super competitive

There's no mystery technique herein using augmented reality games to keep the audience captivated: Facebook is utilizing this as an approach to keep you inundated in Messenger talks where you may some way or another be enticed to hang up (or consider a rival service). The company today launched AR games on Facebook Messenger, where users can play AR video games together.

With apps like Skype and WhatsApp, the video chat market is extremely saturated; not to mention the fact that all iPhone users have Facetime built into their phones.

Currently, there are two AR games, 'Don't Smile' and 'Asteroid Attack' that are available to play.

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.

Don't Smile is a straight face challenge, that tests your ability to avoid breaking into laughter the longest, as virtual objects fly on to your face. When someone cracks a smile, a filter distorts their facial expression, and an animated sun pops up indicating who won.

"Asteroids Attack" will place a spaceship on the user's nose and will force them to move around in an effort to dodge falling space rocks.

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The Messenger games can be played with up to six people and there's more now in the pipline, including "Beach Bump" and "Kitten Kraze".

Are you going to try them out?

Facebook is known for copying Snapchat's features for its social media platforms.

According to the Journal, "Facebook shares climbed sharply on the news, up 3.5% around midday, marking the biggest gain since" a historic one-day loss of $120 billion last month. "Its new features are created to get and keep attention ... and are about more utility, more entertainment and more time spent".

Early this week the Wall Street Journal claimed Facebook was sounding out major United States financial institutions over the possibility of accessing customers" banking information as a means of offering them "new services', such as fraud alerts and instant balance checks directly within Facebook Messenger.

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