Now, play AR games with friends in Facebook Messenger

Facebook has introduced multiplayer video chat AR games in Messenger. You can play with up to 6 people at a time.

With this feature starting to roll out today, you can challenge your friends around the world to 2 games: see who can hold a serious face the longest with “Don’t Smile”, or see who can better navigate their spaceship with “Asteroids Attack”.

FB said it was planning to roll out more games in the coming weeks, including passing a beach ball back & forth with “Beach Bump” & a matching cat game with “Kitten Kraze”.

To try these out yourself, make sure you have the latest version of Messenger. Open an existing conversation or find the person or group of people you’d like to chat with & tap the video icon on the upper right corner of the screen. Then simply tap the star button and select one of the AR games – the person or group you are video chatting with will get a notification indicating it’s time to get your game on.