Friday, August 10, 2018

Facebook Is Adding Augmented Reality (AR) Games To Its Messenger App

By Jitendra Indave On Friday, August 10, 2018

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp etc has become an important part of our lives. These apps always keep us connected to our relatives with friends. To give us a new enhanced experience, the company always keeps adding something new to it. Companies always look for new features to maintain a larger user base. Facebook has recently added a new experience. In addition to chat in Facebook Messanger, users will now be able to play games as well. Some Augmented Reality (AR) games have been introduced.A game that can play 6 players at a time. Two new games launched by Facebook on its app. “Don’t smile” is a game in which you do not have to laugh. You have to keep a serious face if you give a laugh then you lose this game. The second game is Asteroids Attack for which participants need to navigate on the spacecraft.

To launch games in the chat window the video icon will appear on the right corner of the group you are chatting with. You will be asked AR games option. And finally, you tap to star button. As result, the person with whom you are chatting will get gameplay notification. The second user needs to give the response to that notification.

Bringing game on messenger app is the new strategy to keep engaged users. Few more games are on a waiting list to launch like "Beach Bump" and "Kitten Kraze.". Snapchat already having this kind of game collection who is the big rival in this term to facebook. Recently, Instagram launched the various set of AR filters using the user can try various lipstick shades from Kylie Jenner's cosmetics company. Maybe in the coming day rest of the social media or chat app companies will join this race and it may rise as the new market for them.


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