Facebook announced that they are starting to roll out Instant Games on Messenger more broadly for the 1.2 billion people who use Messenger every month. In addition, trey’re also launching the new features that we exclusively previewed to developers at their annual F8 conference.
These include rich gameplay features, which allow developers to create unique and sophisticated experiences and Game bots to help game makers surface exciting features like new levels and rewards. When developers start to take advantage of these new capabilities everyone wins with more dynamic and engaging gaming experiences.
Rich gameplay features such as turn-based games (our most requested feature) can also weave in leaderboards and tournaments, and offer more visually engaging and customizable game messages during play. Game bots help re-engage players by calling out new game options and encouraging competition with updates on the leaderboards.
Depending on what device you use and where you are located, there are now up to 50 games titles available on Messenger, with more being introduced almost every week.
The new Instant Games on Messenger will roll out over the next few weeks worldwide for both iOS and Android.