Some users at AndroidAuthority1 noticed earlier today that Facebook Messenger has a hidden feature embedded in its source code: A fully functional chess game!
Start a new game with any friend on Facebook by typing
@fbchess play and control the pieces by using simple commands such as
@fbchess Pe4 to send a pawn to field e4.
The user experience could definitely be improved by touching and moving the pieces instead of using commands, but playing chess within Facebook Messenger is definitely a nice way of getting in touch with old friends again, right?
- Facebook Messenger releases first Chat Bots for Companies, orat.io Blog (Jan 2016)
- Google is working on a Facebook Messenger rival with Bot features and AI, orat.io Blog (Dec 2016)
- 5 Ways of Boosting your Business with WhatsApp Messenger, orat.io Blog (Jan 2016)