Facebook Messenger Has A Hidden Game

Posted: Feb 9 2016, 12:32pm CST | by , in News | Technology News

 

Facebook Messenger Has a Hidden Game
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Checkmate.

People have found something pretty cool on Facebook Messenger: there is a secret game hidden within the coding! All you need to know is a special thing to type in, and you can have fun with the game. If you type the phrase "@fbcheses play" into the chat window with a friend, you will be able to challenge your best friends to an exciting, spine tingling game of digital chess.

There is a catch, however, that might make you not want to play. The game is pretty old school which means that you have to fully type out any commands that you want to make before you can move. This will take some time and there are apps that will allow you to do it faster. Still, having a game in there is actually pretty cool and makes you wonder what else is hidden within Facebook.

More and more social media companies have been adding Easter Eggs throughout their coding, and it is only the start as companies like Google have found that it is a great way to get more people to use their websites and apps.

There’s no clear info on when the secret game appeared, but The Verge tracked down Reddit users on /r/chess who first discovered the game last December.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/46" rel="author">Noel Diem</a>
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