There's a Hidden Basketball Game in Facebook Messenger and Here's How to Play It

Bored? How about shooting a few hoops? Well, there’s a basketball game hidden in Facebook’s Messenger app. Here’s how to play.

Starting a game is easy. First, make sure you have the latest version of Messenger (you can update for Android or iOS). Then, send a Facebook basketball emoji to a friend on Messenger. Finally, tap it to load the game.


A hoop will appear as will a series of basketballs at the bottom of the screen. You just need to swipe up to try and get them in. After a while the hoop will start moving to give you more of a challenge.

Yes, it’s a gimmick for March Madness. But it’s still quite fun.

[Android Central]

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