How To Play Facebook Messenger Games On Mobile And Desktop

How To Play Facebook Messenger Games On Mobile And Desktop
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After teasing us with some hidden games, Facebook has now launched its full-blown gaming feature for its Messenger platform. You can now play a bunch of games through Facebook Messenger in a browser on desktop or in the mobile app. Here’s the list of games, what devices they’re compatible with and how you can start playing them now.

It worth mentioning that Facebook isn’t a trailblazer here: messenger app Telegram already introduced a similar gaming function in October.

Facebook is rolling Messenger games out in 30 countries, including Australia. In terms of compatibility on the mobile platform, you’ll need a device that runs either:

  • iOS 8 or higher
  • Android Lollipop or higher

The full list of Facebook Messenger games

Here are the list of games available on Facebook Messenger:

  • Endless Lake (platformer)
  • EverWing (action game)
  • Hex FRVR (puzzle game)
  • Arkanoid (action game)
  • Words with Friends: Frenzy (puzzle game)
  • 2020 Connect (puzzle game)
  • PAC-MAN (action game)
  • Wordalot Express (triva and word game)
  • Templar 2048 (puzzle game)
  • Brick Pop (puzzle game)
  • Bust-A-Move Blitz (puzzle game)
  • Space Invaders (puzzle game)
  • Shuffle Cats Mini (action game)
  • The Tribez: Puzzle Rush (puzzle game)
  • TRACK & FIELD 100m (sports game)
  • Galaga (action game)
  • Zookeeper (puzzle game)

How can I start playing Facebook Messenger games?

On desktop:

  1. Log into your Facebook account in a browser.
  2. Open or start a conversation in Messenger.
  3. You’ll see a game controller icon above the text field. Click on it to see the list of game. Select on of the games to launch them.

On mobile devices:

  1. Launch the Messenger app. Make sure it’s the latest version.
  2. Open or start a new conversation. The game controller icon may be hidden on some devices. You can find it when you tap the ‘more’ icon (the one with the ellipsis) above the text field.
  3. Tap on the game controller icon and select the game you want to play.

What’s your favourite game on Facebook Messenger? Let us know in the comments.


  • I can’t play when I press on learn more instead of play now it says this game can’t be played on this device.

  • Today is the first day I have seen the games option popup on Messenger. I click on the new conversation button, and there is a games icon that appears in the bottom bar. I have only tried Galaga and Space Invaders. Galaga works much better for me – the movement doesn’t lag as much. I’m using a Nexus 5 with Android 6.0.1.

  • There was a games option on messenger, like “favorites”, “active now”, “more conversation”, and “games”. But i deleted it so now it’s hidden. How can I undo?

  • im want to play games on facebook messenger..but it said to ‘Connecto wi-fi to play”
    but im already connected to a wifi, thats why i accessed facebook in the first place..
    what shall i do?

  • hi guys! there are 3 reasons why the games in facebook messenger are not playing
    for androids:
    1. You need an updated messenger apps
    2. Those games are supported in wifi only
    3. If you are using Data make sure that your phone has active VPN
    for Desktop:
    1. Since most desktop is direct connection through internet. you can’t able to play a game

  • I was trying to play battleship with my boyfriend who uses an android phone and every time he tries to accept my invite to play or if he tries clicking the game and starting one himself it will load either to 100% or close to 100% and then just closes itself out. Anyone know why or what to do?

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