Like Messenger's last hidden game, the new soccer game is simple: try to keep the ball in the air as long as possible. When you miss, the score resets.
Facebook added its basketball game to Messenger earlier this year to mark March Madness. That game proved so popular — it's been played more than a billion times — the Messenger team decided to try the formula again with soccer, according to Messenger head David Marcus.
You can try the new game for yourself now — just make sure you have the latest Messenger update first. As with the basketball game, you start by adding the soccer emoji to a message thread and tapping on the ball. You'll also be able to see the scores of people you're chatting with.
Facebook announced today that its new Messenger game-playing features are now available to the entire 1.2 billion people who use the app every month. Instant Games, as the platform is called, first launched in closed beta last November with arcade titles like Pac-Man and Galaga.
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