Following Facebook’s launch of Gameroom last week, we have heard that the company is starting to test “Instant Games” on Messenger.
Messenger might soon become the place where you play games with your friends through an “Instant Games” platform. Yes, that right. You won’t need to leave Messenger to play all your favourite lightweight HTML5 games. At the moment King.com (maker or Shuffle Cats Mini and Candy Crush and many other game makers are preparing games for the platform.
While we know that Instant Games is being tested, not all countries have the functionality yet. One of the games being tested – Shuffle Cats – is only available for users in New Zealand for example.
There has been a big interest in HTML5 games lately. Another messaging app – Telegram – also launched its own gaming feature recently. HTML5 is important in gaming because it allows games to be embedded into anything like websites, or platforms like Messenger. This is not Facebook’s first foray into gaming, but it is definitely the company’s first big push into mobile games.