Last February, we discovered that Facebook’s Messenger had a “secret” chess game that can be activated and played using certain codes. This time, the latest update of Messenger comes with a hidden basketball game – and it’s quite addicting too!
Here’s how you can play Facebook Messenger’s hidden basketball game:
- Make sure that your Messenger app is updated.
- Send the basketball emoji to one of your contacts
- Tap on the emoji after it’s sent
- Start playing!
The mechanics are pretty simple – all you have to do is flick the ball to shoot it into the basket and earn points. Playing the game though isn’t as easy as it sounds, as you have to flick it at the correct angle to be able to shoot. And yes, it seems that the game only works on mobile.
You score goes back to zero if you miss even just one shot, so the challenge would be to break your own record of consecutive shoots. You can even go on a multiplayer game by sending the emoji into a group chat, and you’ll be breaking the record of the best shooter in the group!
The game also becomes tougher by the time you reach 10 points, which is when the basket would start to move left and right.
My high-score as of writing is 10 points. Can you beat that?