Facebook's Messenger is host to a hidden chess game

Bored of simply chatting with your friends? Fret not for Facebook Messenger has an ace up its sleeve (or is it a knight?). Type @fbchess play into your Messenger window and behold, a chess game that you can play within the Messenger window itself!

The game will run in any Messenger window (iOS, Android, Desktop) and you can be playing multiple games at any given time. The game is entirely text-based and the commands are case sensitive. Still, you at least get visual feedback for every move that’s made so you don’t have to make like Marc Lang if you want to stand a chance at winning.

If you uninstalled Messenger over the battery drain issue, maybe it's high time you got back to it. Also, don't forget to follow us on Facebook, and join us for a game. Maybe.

You can access the entire list of commands by typing @fbchess help.

@fbchess play
@fbchess Pe4

Your move!

Published Date: Feb 08, 2016 01:58 pm | Updated Date: Feb 08, 2016 01:58 pm