Smartphone chat messengers have changed a lot ever since they were introduced during last decade. First came the Emojis, then stickers, video calling, and now the latest inclusion is gaming. After the introduction of Google Allo, one of the first chat messengers to allow you to play games with your friends, apart from doing various activities more chat messengers are inclined to provide the similar service to their users.

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Facebook Messenger is the latest inclusion in this and now you can play instant games with your Facebook friends within its chat app. Because it is mandatory to have Facebook Messenger and the main Facebook app, it seems that there will be more traffic in the former rather than the later. Although Facebook too provides access to certain games but they are not that kind of multi-player games which you can play with your friends live. Now in Facebook Messenger, you can play instant games with your friends individually and also with groups.

How to Play Facebook Messenger’s Instant Games on iPhone and Android

Here is the tutorial which will help you on how you can play Facebook Messenger’s instant games on iPhone and Android.

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How to Play Facebook Messenger’s Instant Games on iPhone and Android

Step #1. Launch your Facebook Messenger app in your smartphone. Remember you have to have its updated version, if you don’t then you need to update it first.

Step #2. Now tap on your friend’s chat window or click on the ‘+’ icon at the bottom right of your screen to start a new chat.

Step #3. If you are living in the selected 30 countries then right next to GIF icon, you will find a small gamepad controller icon at the bottom of your chat window, just tap on it.

Step #4. Pick the game of yours by tapping on the game icon and then tap on Play.

Once you are finished playing your friend will be challenged to beat your score.

Countries Where Currently Facebook Messenger’s Instant Games are Available

  • Canada
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Netherlands
  • Japan
  • Austria
  • Latvia
  • Australia
  • Ireland
  • Germany
  • New Zealand
  • Belgium
  • Singapore
  • France
  • Hong Kong
  • Finland
  • Taiwan
  • Russian Federation
  • Puerto Rico
  • Estonia
  • Cyprus
  • Spain
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Slovenia

Best Instant Games in Facebook Messenger

  • Space Invaders
  • Words with Friends
  • Endless Lake
  • Pac-Man
  • Zoo Keeper
  • Galaga


With competition is on such a tightrope, established chat apps like Facebook Messenger too have to introduce gaming within its app. But for us, it is an added advantage only which we should take advantage of. Once you play one of the Instant games offered by Facebook Messenger, we would like you to share your experience with us on Facebook,Twitter, and Google Plus or over here in the comments section.