It seems Mark Zuckerberg’s genius will never fail to surprise Facebook users. Facebook Messenger now offers you to play a hidden basketball game from inside the Messenger app, while chatting with your friends – and that too, is kind of very addictive.
So, when your friend is taking time while you wait with the chat open.. just send the Basketball emoji from your up-to-date Facebook Messenger app from your smartphone. Tap the emoji and voila, you’re LeBron James in your pajamas. All you have to do is shoot hoops, swiping at the screen – it’s simple, you get the hang of it in a few tries.
It then becomes a competition from thereafter – you can take as many tries shooting hopes and finish with the score you’re content with. The turn then goes to your friend (the one who wasn’t replying fast enough) for them to have a go at the game. The game reminds us of those early iPhone 3G Shooting Hoops and Kick-Ups apps – making it actually quite fun too.
As you shoot hoops, emojis above the basket spring up in terms of celebrations, thumbs-ups and sad smileys when you miss or come hit the rim. As you cross the 10-point mark, the game gets interesting – that’s when the basket starts to move and you have to shoot from different angles. At 20 points, it gets tougher, the basket starts moving faster.
Well, you’ve got the hint – open your chat up and see which friend is taking long to reply..
send in a basketball emoji and make it worth the wait.