Facebook recently saw a golden age as a platform for playing games and competing online with your friends. While it’s lost a bit of popularity in that regard, new projects are trying to revitalize it, among them FB Gameroom and more recently the so-called Instant Games, which are actually just integrated games for Facebook Messenger that let you challenge your friends to almost 20 games without installing any external apps.


This new feature is available on the official Messenger app for Android, and can be accessed from a new gamepad-shaped icon at the bottom of any chat window. When you tap it you’ll see the full list of available games, which get downloaded within the app as you decide to play them and let you challenge your friends. The list of included games is as follows:

  • Endless Lake
  • Templar 2048
  • Track & Field 100M
  • Arkanoid
  • Hex FRVR
  • EverWind
  • 2020 Connect
  • Words with Friends: Frenzy
  • Brick Pop
  • Zookeeper
  • Puzzle Bobble Blitz
  • Wordalot Express
  • Shuffle Cats Mini
  • The Tribez: Puzzle Rush
  • Space Invaders
  • Galaga


As you can see, the list is diverse enough to cover classics and arcade hits as well as famous smartphone titles. Plus all of them can be played both on your smartphone and the web version of Messenger, with the benefit that you’ll get a notification when the person you’ve challenged beats your high score.


With this novelty Facebook Messenger takes a new step toward becoming an all-in-one tool, since as of March 2015 it also includes an option to use external apps without leaving Messenger. The other side of the coin, though, is that both the official Facebook client and Messenger are super heavy and can even reduce your device’s overall performance. It’s up to you whether they’re really worth it.

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  1. […] Water is one of those memorable foes that have tormented players since the birth of the gaming – impassive, immovable, and indestructible. Falling in water spells the end in a huge number of games – and Endless Lake is the latest title where that cruel death awaits you. That said, this time you’re likely to be captivated by the loveliness of this lethal liquid, as well as everything else in this fun endless runner. This free title for Android is one of the most-played on Facebook Messenger’s Instant Games. […]


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