Play basketball on Facebook Messenger right now

By Alan Ng - Mar 18, 2016

If you haven’t heard, there is a secret basketball game hidden within Facebook Messenger and now we show you exactly how to play basketball on Facebook Messenger if your friends still haven’t showed you.

This isn’t the first game that has been discovered in this way as Facebook’s developers sneakily inserted a chess game into the app.

Now though we can confirm that you can unlock basketball on Facebook Messenger, but you need the latest version of the app to do it.

After that, you need to send a basketball emoji to the person you want to play with. From here, tap on the emoji and a basketball court will appear and you can start playing.


Simply flick the ball into the hoop and try to get the best basketball score on Facebook Messenger – we wonder what the current world record is?

Let us know your thoughts on this hidden game and what you want Facebook to introduce next, a Facebook Messenger football game perhaps?

Leave your high scores below and remember to share this to let other users know how to play the basketball game on Facebook Messenger.

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Also See: Facebook Messenger Euro 2016, Copa América easter egg