Unlock Facebook Messenger's Hidden Chess Game

Unlock Facebook Messenger's Hidden Chess Game

Did you know you could play chess with a friend directly in a Facebook chat window? All you need is a special phrase to launch the chess board and start playing. BetaNews shares the instructions:

  1. During a conversation, type @fbchess play and a board will appear. Your friend will go first.
  2. Select a piece using K for king, Q for queen, B for bishop, N for knight, R for rook or P for pawn.
  3. Then add the letter and number representing the space you want to move it on the board.

So, for example, you'd type @fbchess Pd4 to move it to that space. If more than one piece can go there, you'll be asked which one to move.

If you want a larger view of the chess board, click on the chat menu settings icon and select "See Full Conversation".

Sure there are a ton of great/better chess games you can play online with your friends, but this built-in one is accessible to everyone you know on Facebook.

Here's how to unlock (and play) Facebook Messenger's secret game [BetaNews]


Comments

    You don't seriously think anyone who uses Facebook knows the rules of chess do you?
    Most would struggle with the rules of noughts and crosses.
    Don't even get me started on Twitter users.

      You clearly need new friends, or have a serious lack thereof said friends.

      I use Facebook and I know the rules of chess. Noughts and crosses isn't that hard of a game, but I'm sure you're just making a point. Not everyone on Facebook and Twitter are dumb, and even if they don't know how to play chess, they might be experts at something else.
      Don't be judgemental.

      Yeah, nobody on Facebook or Twitter knows anything about chess....

      https://www.facebook.com/magnuschess/
      https://twitter.com/magnuscarlsen

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