Facebook Launches Instant Games on Messenger and News Feed

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Facebook has today announced the launch of a new HTML5 cross-platform gaming experience called ‘Instant Games’, which will be available on Messenger and Facebook News Feed, for both mobile and web. Facebook users can now discover, share, and play games without having to install new apps. On Messenger, Instant Games can be accessed through the new game controller icon just below where you type a message.

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With support for News Feed, Instant Games brings a seamless cross-platform experience where users can discover new games through recommendations, posts, challenges, as well as through the Facebook Pages of individual games. A dedicated Instant Games bookmark on Facebook lets people view and instantly replay all their favorite titles. 

There are 17 Instant Games now available to play, with many more to come, across both Messenger and News Feed in the latest version of the apps, including popular titles from arcade classics to action to other modern favorites.

“Facebook, like Game Insight, has always placed tremendous importance on connecting with gamers wherever they are,” said Anatoly Ropotov, CEO at Game Insight. “And it’s becoming increasingly clear that the future of messaging apps is about much more than just chat and video.

Instant Games is currently available in 30 countries for iOS and Android. To learn more about how to access Instant Games on Messenger and Facebook News Feed, check out the following video:

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  • Kevin D.

    Release date?