Facebook has added a secret basketball game in a small update to its Messenger app to celebrate college basketball’s March Madness tournament. It’s not the first time Facebook built a mini-game into Messenger. Last year, it added a chess game which you can start by simply typing in @FBChess play in the messenger.
Typing in the basketball Game emoji can enable a secret mini-game between you and a friend.
- First Update the app if you haven’t already
- Locate the basketball emoji and send it to a friend. (copy and paste 🏀, if you can’t find it in your growing emoji list)
- Tap the emoji to start the game. You’ll get a basketball placed in various locations on your screen, and all you have to do is – just swipe up toss the ball into the hoop.
- Score as many successful shots as you can in a row, and the counter will restart if you miss
The game starts to get harder as you increase in points. After 10 points, the backboard starts moving, and after 20, it moves faster.
Unfortunately, the game is supported only on the mobile messenger app. If you’re using messenger on the web, sorry no luck!
See Also : Facebook Messenger for Web
If games aren’t your thing, you can also type in @Dailycute in the messenger. I won’t tell you what that does, just try it out yourself.