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Facebook adds free games like 'Pac-Man' to Messenger app

Updated: Nov 30, 2016 13:51 IST

New York [United States), Nov.30 (ANI): Facebook is adding the option to play games with your contacts on its messaging app beginning Tuesday.

The feature can be accessed in the latest version of the app by tapping a game controller icon.

Games available include classics such as "Pac-Man," ''Space Invaders" and "Galaga," as well as newer titles like "Words With Friends."

It's the latest effort by the world's biggest social network to get people to spend even more time on its properties.

The Messenger has a billion users. The app will recommend games based on whether your friends play.

Currently there is no way to play with people who are not your Messenger contacts.

Facebook tested the waters with two simple Messenger games earlier this year - soccer and basketball, both of which involved flicking balls on the screen with your finger. They proved popular.

Facebook has a long history with gaming, which began with "FarmVille" years ago when people logged in using desktop computers. But since then, Facebook gaming has sort of fallen by the wayside, even as mobile games from "Candy Crush" to "Pokemon Go" have remained popular. Facebook hopes to change that with its Instant Games. (ANI)

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10 best SaaS-based B2B platforms in India

Updated: Mar 29, 2017 12:16 IST

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): Home robotics aggregator iRobot announced updates to the iRobot HOME App that expands the value of connected Roomba vacuuming robots within the smart home for their customer base in India.

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New Delhi [India], Mar 28 (ANI): ASUS has announced the launch and availability of its latest addition to the legacy of ZenBook series the ZenBook UX330, an ultrabook crafted with a premium full body aluminum design to provide users with unmatched functionality, beauty, style and performance.

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Infosys joins Open Invention Network community

Updated: Mar 28, 2017 15:53 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 28 (ANI): Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent non-aggression community in history with well over 2000 members on Tuesday announced that Infosys has joined OIN as a community member.

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Build your brand through Snapchat!

Updated: Mar 23, 2017 12:38 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 23 (ANI): Oh Snap! Aren't you on Snapchat yet?

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