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Here's How to Play the Secret Game Hidden in Facebook

Mar 18, 2016

In February users figured out that there was secret chess game accessible in Facebook Messenger. Now a basketball game has popped up in the chat app.

To play, all you have to do is text a basketball emoji to a friend. A ball and a hoop will appear on your screen, and you swipe upward on the screen to try to score baskets. Eventually, the hoop will begin moving to increase the difficulty.

The game was likely built to celebrate March Madness. Facebook is getting increasingly interested in being a hub for sports conversation with initiatives like its Sports Stadium.

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