What can you do with Facebook Messenger?
- Chat with your friends
- Send GIFs, stickers, and photos
- Make video calls
- Send people money in Messenger
Have you ever wondered to Play a game while you chat with friends?
Yes, it is possible.
Facebook had made it to the reality by building a hidden built-in functionality in Facebook Messenger that lets you play Chess with your friends without having to install a third-party app.
It just takes one simple step to unlock this hidden game.
All you need to do is: type “@fbchess play” and hit Enter, during a conversation, and a small square box would appear in the chat box.
Here’s how to play: The person who initiated the game would be assigned “White” side, to make the first movement.
Although there is some standard algebraic notation like:-
- B for “Bishop”
- R for “Rook”
- Q for “Queen”
- K for “King”
- N for “Knight”
- P for “Pawn”
Pawns could be moved by issuing the simple commands with numbers (along with the vertical axes).
For, e.g. If your first play would take the second pawn from the left and move it up one block, you would write: ‘@fbchess Pb3,’ or simply ‘@fbchess b3.’
You could refer to the help section by issuing the command “@fbchess help” for the possible commands to assist you throughout the game.
It turns out that the commands are case sensitive. The board will update and notify you whether it is your turn to play.
You can undo a move with “@fbchess undo” command or by clicking the “undo” button — but your opponent has to accept the request to undo.
The game would also allow you to have a conversation during the game with your friend, resumes the game by issuing the game commands.
FB Chess is currently available for both mobile and web platforms, eliminating the need to download it separately.
This new Productive Time Killer Game initiated to entertain its users by sharpening brain while having a chat with your mate equally.