NEW YORK: Now you can play the Doodle Draw game while chatting on Facebook Messenger. The game is available directly through the app.
You can find the game in Messenger’s overflow menu, alongside several utility apps, but you’ll have to download it from the App Store or Google Play before you can enjoy playing it, NextWeb reported.
Doodle Draw is the first game to be launched for Messenger after Facebook opened up the chat service’s API in March.
The company was initially interested only in content creation tools like GIF and meme generators, but the new move indicates the social networking giant is open to other sorts of apps too.
Rival mobile messaging apps like WeChat, Line and Viber have hosted games on their services for a while now as they offer another revenue stream and keep users engaged even when they don’t really want to ‘chat’.
All in all, your Messenger would be more fun to use now, provided there is not a new stream of irritating invitations and notifications.