How to Play Facebook Messenger Instant Games on iPhone, Mac, and Windows

“Facebook Messenger” is probably the most feature-rich messaging app along with Messages app for iOS 10. Features like animated GIF, secret conversation, funny emoji, video calling etc. make it great for users. Personally, I like using it to communicate with my Facebook friends.

There are times when I chat with my friends for hours using Messenger. Though sending funny jokes, photos and videos is cool for a healthy conversation, I want to play some amazing games to bring more joy into communication just like iMessage. Luckily, the app has been updated to add a new feature called “Instant Games” to let users play games within the conversation thread.

I have tried Instant Games and found them pretty neat. Would you like to try them as well? Let’s swim across!

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

Note: Currently, Instant Games are available in 30 countries including Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, Great Britain, Canada, United States, Japan, Netherlands, Australia, Austria, Latvia, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, New Zealand, France, Singapore, Finland, Hong Kong, Russian Federation, Estonia, Taiwan, Slovenia, Puerto Rico, Cyprus, Israel, Lithuania, Spain, and Italy.

Step #1. Make sure to update Facebook Messenger to the latest version to play your favorite game.

Step #2. Next, open any conversation.

Step #3. Now, tap on the tiny gamepad controller which is next to GIF icon in the feature strip.

Step #4. Next, a huge list of games will appear on the screen.

I have liked Puzzle Bobble, Zookeeper, and Brick Pop a lot.

Following are the games which are currently available.

Hex: A Terrific puzzle game.
EverWing: Space shooter.
Endless Lake: Run as much as possible and score points.
Templar 20148: A Puzzle game.
The Tribez: Puzzle Rush: A Candy Crush style game.
2020 Connect: A Puzzle game.
Puzzle Bobble: A great themed puzzle game.
Zookeeper: A nice puzzle game having a zoo theme.
Wordalot Express: A cool word game.
Brick Pop: A puzzle game.
Words With Friends: Frenzy: Yet another wordy affair.
Pac-Man: The retro 1980s game from Bandai Namco is fun to play
Galag: Space Shooter.
Arkanoid: A retro brick breaker game.
Space Invaders: The fantastic game is ready to entertain you in Messenger as well.
Track and Field 100M: This is a 100-meter running game from Konami.
Shuffle Cats Mini: A smart card game.

Choose the game which you find interesting and start playing it with your friend.

How to Play Facebook Messenger Instant Games on Mac and Windows PC

Step #1. Open Facebook on your computer. Then start/open a conversation in Messenger.

Step #2. Now, you need click the Game Controller icon above the text area.

Step #3. You should see the list of games. Pick the one you want to play with your buddy.

That’s done!

If you find any game out-of-the-box, do let us know in the comments.

If you are fond of playing games, you would like to check out our special lists of the best Pokemon Go alternatives, VR game apps, action games etc.

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