Facebook’s Messenger app is pretty standard as far as messaging apps are concerned. You can send messages, receive messages, send photos, make calls, and so on. However in a recent update to the app, it seems that Facebook has included a little hidden basketball game that frustratingly enough is very, very addictive!
To access the game, all you have to do is open up a chat with a friend and send the basketball emoji. You will then tap on the basketball emoji and it will launch the game pictured in the screenshots above. The idea is to try and get in as many shots into the hoop as possible. Every 10 points it gets harder.
For example at 10 points, the hoop begins to move left to right, and at 20 points things start to speed up considerably. The trick here is to find the right timing and it shouldn’t really be a problem, but like we said it is insanely addictive. This is like a pseudo multiplayer game except that your friend can attend to it whenever they want.
Basically the idea is to get as high a score as possible, and your friend will try to beat it, in which you will then try to out-do them and etc. Note that this only works in the Messenger app so if you haven’t downloaded it or updated your app, head on over to the iTunes App Store or Google Play for the download.