At Facebook’s F8 conference in March, the social network announced its new Messenger Platform, which will let its 600 million users create apps that integrate with Messenger.
Many of the Messenger apps available for download today feature new emoticons, GIFs and meme generators. But earlier this month, the social network pushed the first in-app game live: Doodle Draw Game, an online version of Pictionary that you can play with friends inside a chat window. With it, Messenger joins the ranks of rival chat apps WeChat, Line and Viber, which already support games.
To download Messenger apps, open a conversation and click the More button. Scroll through the list to find an app you’d like to add, then tap Install. The app will install on your device; to access it within Messenger, tap the More button and select it from the list.