Facebook unveils Instant Games for Messenger on the iOS and Android

Facebook hopes that Instant Games will reach Messenger's over 1.2 billion users. Developers can also use game bots to re-engage players when new game options are out, or to encourage players to compete for leaderboard positions.

Today's feature release allows users of Messenger to play turn-based games with one another and games can feature leaderboards and tournaments.

"Depending on what device you use and where you are located, there are now up to 50 game titles available on Messenger, with more being introduced every week", the company stated.

As the first-ever turn-based game on Messenger, players can now have all the fun Words With Friends offers, right where they are already connecting with friends from around the world. Instant Games launched with a wider selection of 17 games, introducing a dedicated Games tab in Messenger and debuting the new competitive features. Now you can play the games directly in Facebook Messenger.

Yup. In the next few weeks, Facebook is rolling out Instant Games to all of its 1.2. billion users now using its Messenger platform every month. Facebook will take this opportunity to integrate their new Bots into Messenger. The EverWing will be the first game to recieve the Gamebots. Then the user has to open the app and play.

On Wednesday 2 May 2017, at the Collision Conference in New Orleans, Messenger's product boss Stan Chudnovsky received several questions related to "M", like why Facebook M wasn't built to answer to user voice commands? Another key advantage of the platform is that games don't need to be downloaded and installed. Initial games were slow and didn't perform well. Now available for developers to work with are features like: Connect Player, Choose Context, Sharing, and Customized APIs. The company also said that popular Miniclip pool game 8 Ball Pool will be added to the platform in the near future. There will also be game bots that can help you engage with the game more, bringing you updates and telling you about new features that the game has.

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