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Facebook adds games for video calls in Messenger

New games for video calls on Messenger: augmented reality to power

Well used Augmented Reality can be a great success. Just look at Pokemon go and how two years after its release it is still a successful game. Although it is not mainly due to the use of augmented reality, it is no less true that it was one of the key points of marketing from its beginnings. And it is that this mix between our real world and the mobile screen can result in very entertaining combinations. Due to this, companies like Google and Manzana work on developments of this technology, and now it is Facebook the one that joins the battlefield with a new tool for Messenger.

Specifically, we are talking about games for video calls in Messenger using augmented reality while communicating with your friends. This means that while you are video chatting with a Facebook contact, you can activate a game. The filters will appear and, thanks to the augmented reality, you will be facing your friends. At the moment these games will be compatible with group video calls of up to six people, but they will also be valid for individual video calls.

And what games are available? At the moment only two. In Asteroids Attack you must direct a ship with your nose while avoiding obstacles. And in Don’t smile you will have to endure more than your rival not to laugh. In the future they will be added Beach Bump, a game in which the ball passes from player to player and must not fall; and Kitten kraze, in which players must match cats.

Facebook promised to simplify Messenger, but for now it’s just getting complicated

At the beginning of the year, Facebook he made a promise: he was going to simplify Messenger. However, as the months go by, this promise sounds increasingly hollow. What’s more, Facebook has continued to add options and increase the functionality of Messenger. This goes against the original idea, keeping the main app large and very consuming. Meanwhile, Messenger Lite it’s still the true lightweight alternative dedicated to doing what it should: communicate with your friends in a simple way. Without excesses or unnecessary functions, Messenger Lite is the application that we recommend, above the Messenger app.

Download Messenger Lite from the Play Store

Download Messenger from the Play Store