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Facebook Adds AR Games into Messenger Video Chat

10 August 2018

Despite the privacy scandal triggered by Cambridge Analytica, Facebook continues to be the main social media platform of internet users worldwide. With this, you will be able to challenge your friends during a group video chat.

What do you think about Facebook's new AR games feature in Messenger app?

As part of the proposed deals, Facebook asked banks for information about where its users are shopping with their debit and credit cards outside of purchases they make using Facebook Messenger. The two games available now are "Don't smile" and "Asteroid attack". On Snapchat, you get to play an AR game on a snap and send that as a regular snap to your friends.

Facebook is looking to expand into financial services and has reportedly asked several US banks for customer information as part of a move to build out its Messenger application, the Wall Street Journal reported. To play the games, you start a video chat, hit the star button to open the filter menu, then select one of the games.

Here's Messenger product manager Nora Micheva's instructions on how to play the games: "Make sure you have the latest version of Messenger". According to reports, Facebook will launch two more games i.e. Kitten Kraze and Beach Bump in the coming days.

The extensive use of video chat feature on various messaging apps is encouraging the developers to add more exciting features to enhance user experience and get more users. Find a funky little spaceship perched on your nose - it's now your mission to protect the spaceship from pesky asteroids in a chaotic intergalactic space.

Facebook has refuted claims that the company approached banks to access customers' financial data to add new services to its Messenger platform.

But before seeking to establish partnerships with banks through its Messenger app, Facebook should strive harder to win back the trust of its users, who have become wary of tech tools that have access to their personal data.

Facebook Adds AR Games into Messenger Video Chat