Facebook brings Augmented Reality to Messenger video chat with two new games

Facebook launches social AR games for Messenger

The WSJ article stated that in order to introduce new services in Facebook Messenger, the firm is asking USA banks to share sensitive financial information of users, including account balances and payment card transactions. Facebook supposes it can liven up those peaceful minutes - it is introducing augmented reality games with Messenger video chats in its mobile applications.

The introduction of games into Messenger is another strategy by Facebook to increase user engagement on the platform.

There's not much choice at the moment, Facebook only offers two games now.

"To try these out yourself, make sure you have the latest version of Messenger".

Due to go live on Facebook Messenger today (August 8th, 2018) are two new video games using AR filter technology to allow users to challenge their friends at the same time as catching up with them on video chat. Some of the first Snappables previewed by Snapchat include an Asteroids-style space shooter, a weightlifting one you play by straining your forehead, a bubble gum popping contest, an egg-catching competition, a kiss-blowing game, and a dance party. It also sees Facebook taking a leaf out of the book of many Asian messaging platforms, which have integrated a wide range of games and other services into apps that began life as simple chat services.

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That chatbot integration, which has no humans on either end of the line to limit privacy risks, was announced a year ago and launched this March.

Then you just need to find the person or group chat that you want to speak with and then start a video chat by selecting the video icon.

There are multiple games available on the Video Chat.

The app will then notify the person or group in the video chat that the game is starting. Facebook has already brought AR to movie posters for the premiere of Ready Player One and has more plans for AR shopping on Messenger.

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