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How to Play Basketball in Messenger

 
By Nidhi Nangia. Updated: July 3, 2017
How to Play Basketball in Messenger

In addition to staying connected on Facebook, you can also install Facebook Messenger to have live chats with your friends. Not only this, the Messenger feature has also launched a number of games and online friends can play together in real time. If you want to stay connected with your friend but don’t have a topic to talk about, start a game on Messenger and have some great entertainment. While some Facebook Messenger games are available in plain sight, some of them are hidden in the app, and you need to know how to play them with your online friends. One of the most popular games getting wings on Facebook Messenger is Basketball. Read this oneHOWTO article to know how to play basketball in Messenger, along with other addictive games the messenger is full of.

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Games you can play on Facebook Messenger

With an aim to keep its users busy, there are a number of games you can play on Facebook Messenger. There is a ‘Games’ button near the camera button which has a load of games to enjoy, including:

  • PacMan
  • Words with Friends
  • 8-Ball Pool
  • Space Invaders
  • Cooking Mama
  • Solitaire
  • Sudoku
  • Snake

Gaming companies like Zynga, Namco, Warner Bros, Tait and MiniClip have joined hands with Facebook to launch these games for the online users. Most of these games are turn-based, and can be played during chats. Tournaments and leader boards can also be created with these games.

How to Play Basketball in Messenger - Games you can play on Facebook Messenger

Hidden games in Facebook Messenger

In addition to playing games on Facebook Messenger that are clearly visible in the Games button, there are a number of hidden games as well which you can access by sending certain emojis to your friends. There are a number of hidden games in the messenger, including basketball, football, chess etc. To play these games, you need to ensure that your messenger is up to date with the latest updates. Once you send the appropriate emoji to your friend, you will instantly be directed to an amazing world of your favorite game. Both the friends play turn by turn, and their scores are displayed on each other’s screens. Being ridiculously addictive, these games quickly turn into mini tournaments on your smartphones.

Steps to play basketball in Facebook Messenger

Basketball is an extremely popular game, especially among youngsters. Those who don’t have access to a basketball field right now can relieve their instincts by playing a basketball game online. Although it is not available in the ‘Games’ tab of the messenger, unlocking it is extremely simple and quick. Here is the step by step procedure to unlock this amazing game and play Basketball in messenger:

  1. Open Facebook Messenger on your smartphone. If you don’t have installed it yet, install it now and launch
  2. Select a person from your contacts with whom you want to play the game
  3. Open a chat as if you are going to start a conversation
  4. Tap on the space where you write a chat message
  5. Your keyboard will open, on which you have to switch to your emoji keyboard
  6. Find the basketball emoji on your keyboard, and press the Send button
  7. A basketball emoticon will appear in your message thread
  8. Once you tap on this basketball emoticon, a handy game of basketball will start instantly on your fingertips

When your basketball game starts, you will enter the full-screen mode and you will see a basket ball at the bottom of your screen, and a hoop on the top. You have to throw this ball in the hoop by swiping your phone’s screen. Position of the ball will change every time you send it through the hoop. You have to score maximum consecutive points against your opponent. When you lose, your opponent’s turn starts, and your score is sent on his screen. Take turns to try again and compete to earn higher score than your friend.

How to Play Basketball in Messenger - Steps to play basketball in Facebook Messenger

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