Facebook Instant Games are fun and exciting ways to pass time if you are bored or probably waiting on someone’s text. Users could challenge friends for high scores on Facebook Messenger instant games (which was the home for the instant games on Facebook) such as Words will friends frenzy, Pac-Man, Space Invaders and lots more. It used to be right in the conversation thread of messages as it loads in seconds due to the fact that it is built on the HTML5 mobile web standard rather than having to download it hence it is called Instant Games.
However, since Facebook Instant Games was migrated from Facebook Messenger in 2019, it has not really found a home. Although serious gamers tend to overlook these games, these free to play Facebook Instant Games are surprisingly popular with an estimate of about 20 billion game sessions played over the course of two years.
Everything You Need to Know About Facebook Instant Games
Instant games on Facebook started in the Newsfeed before it was moved to Groups, the Facebook Lite app and Facebook Messenger as the library of Instant Games increased with passing years. Now, with Facebook plan to streamline Facebook Messenger due to extraneous features, it has decided to move the Instant game features into the Facebook Gaming tab. The following below are some of the features of Facebook Instant Games;
- It is easy to access and it is developed in a way that it loads within seconds.
- Facebook Instant games allow users to play single player and multiple player games across the platform
- It now has a means by which developers of the Facebook Instant games can make money from in-app purchases or through advertisement.
Basically, Facebook Instant games provide a simple and easier way for people in groups to naturally connect and deepen their engagements of shared interest as it brings communities over the social media platform, Facebook, together to experience the excitement of Instant Games. The migration of Facebook Instant games from Facebook Messenger to its own Facebook Gaming tab is in view to making a centre for social gamers right on the platform called Facebook while allowing Messenger operate faster, simpler and smoother since it no longer contains extraneous features.
In addition to this migration of the Facebook Instant games, the management of Facebook has further announced that it will launch an application and review exercise for Instant game developers as it looks to expand the number of games in the newly introduced home for Facebook Instant games which is the Facebook Gaming tab. Generally, this feature helps gamers on Facebook have a more organized view of Facebook Instant games and makes it easier to explore and experience the fun