Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Facebook just introduced augmented reality games to Messenger video chats

Facebook just introduced augmented reality games to Messenger video chats

However, Facebook said that users must opt in to linking the Messenger chat app to their bank accounts.

Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg have shown time and again that our personal data is far more valuable than our privacy. From there, their friends will be notified if they are being challenged.

Facebook has denied allegations that it is actively asking US banks to share financial details of its users such as account balances and payment card transactions, even though it did admit that it is in talks with banks about a chatbot service on Facebook Messenger.

Top of mind for potential bank partners and customers are Facebook's recent disclosures regarding its failure to protect user data as well as the use of the network by malicious actors looking to scam people and influence elections.

Asteroids Attack: Ready for an out-of-this-world experience?!

Facebook has refuted claims that the company approached banks to access customers' financial data to add new services to its Messenger platform.

The games will be launching in the latest version of Messenger and once you're updated it's easy to load them. Open an existing conversation or find the person or group of people you'd like to chat with and tap the video icon on the upper right corner of the screen.

"Asteroids Attack" will place a spaceship on the user's nose and will force them to move around in an effort to dodge falling space rocks. With this surge in video chat calls, Facebook will look to introduce more interactive features like these into its Messenger app.

Facebook are planning to add more AR games in the coming weeks and months, including Beach Bump, where you need to hit the ball to each other, as well as a cat matching game called Kitten Kraze.

Hours-long video chats can be incredible for remaining associated with distant friends, but there is sure to be a lull in the discussion sooner or later.

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