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Facebook Messenger’s hidden basketball game here's how to find it

Facebook has a new productivity killer: a hidden basketball game inside Facebook Messenger.
The new feature was introduced in an update to the messaging app on iPhone and Android on Thursday, and requires you to flick a basketball into a hoop in a game reminiscent of the smartphone classic Paper Toss.
The game resets your score if you miss a basket, moves the ball’s starting position around and the hoop will begin to move if you rack up a streak of 10 or more.

How to find it

  1. -If you haven’t updated the app, do so now 
  2. -Send a basketball emoji to a contact, or yourself.
  3. -Tap the emoji once it has sent and the app will open the game.
  4. -Score as many successful shots as you can in a row, and the counter will restart if you miss.
The new secret game isn’t quite as complex as basketball games you’ll find on consoles, but it is a fun way to pass the time. It’s probably also a whole lot more interesting than whatever you were using Messenger to chat about before you learned about the new game.
Unfortunately for those who use Messenger within Facebook on the web, or its sleeker website, the game is mobile-only.