The extensive use of video chat feature on various messaging apps is encouraging the developers to add more exciting features to enhance user experience and get more users. Facebook is one of these companies that are trying up their game by introducing new technology to its users.
Facebook has now introduced a new feature that is one of its kind. Yes, Facebook has adapted augmented reality to build games that can be played by users while on the video call. The feature allows people to play AR games on one-to-one video calls or in groups. Multiple Facebook messenger users up to 6 can be connected on the video call to play the augmented reality games.
Facebook is trying to make people spend more time using their apps and features and this great feature will fetch Facebook more users just to feel AR gaming experience. The messenger app will have an extra star-shaped option that will let the users choose their games.
For now, Facebook is offering just two games and there’s nothing much to do. The famous social media company will soon add more games to add some thrill to its user experience. The two games available now are “Don’t smile” and “Asteroid attack”. According to reports, Facebook will launch two more games i.e. Kitten Kraze and Beach Bump in the coming days.
While the AR game Don’t smile is the virtual interpretation of the ultimate staring game, the Asteroid attack game requires users to guide a spaceship through their nose while avoiding obstacles. To get this new feature, you need to upgrade to the latest version of the messenger app. The feature might not be available in India as it has been launched recently.
Augmented reality is slowly becoming the key tool to improve the user experience. Facebook had previously added AR mask features to the messenger app. This new feature is indeed a leap towards AR gaming experience on messaging apps. Facebook had introduced normal games on messenger app long back. This development is a bigger push.
Recently, In April, Snapchat rolled out its new AR gaming feature. This new updated version is called as Snappables and it is a great lead towards AR gaming.