The social media giant, Facebook has come up with a new feature for its messenger App. This shows that they are not ignoring Messenger in its bid to keep WhatsApp and Instagram updated with new features. This new feature for the fb messenger app, will allow users to play games with each other in real time in augmented reality (AR). This latest feature was recently announced by the company in an official blog post and has already started rolling out to all its users worldwide.
This new multiplayer AR games will be a part of Messenger’s video chat and can be started by tapping on the star button within the video chat. Currently, this feature comes with two AR-based games, which are Don’t Smile and Asteroids Attack. In terms of Don’t Smile it is essentially a virtual version of the classic staring contest. On the other hand, Asteroids Attack will allow the users to steer a spaceship using their nose while avoiding obstacles. These games can be played by max six people at the same time. Facebook is also planning to introduce new games, including Beach Bump and Kitten Kraze in coming days.
Let us take a look at how to play this Video Chat AR games on messenger:
First the user has to find a friend and open their conversation then tap the video icon in order to start a video chat. Now, simply tap on the star button to select one of the available games. As soon as you select a game, the person with who you are video chatting with will receive a game notification which they can tap to start the game.
If the user wishes to try out these new video chat AR games, they have to update to the latest version of Messenger from the Google Play Store. However, Facebook has just started rolling out this new feature, so few might not have received it yet. Meanwhile, user have to wait until the update is rolled out in India before you can play this new AR games with your friends.