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A few months back Facebook made it mandatory for you to download the standalone Messenger app if you wanted to keep in touch with your Facebook friends through your mobile device. Previously it was possible to chat with friends through the main Facebook app but that feature was unbundled in favor of Messenger. Clearly the idea was to establish Messenger as a product on its own, and to take that idea forward Facebook might soon allow you to play games in Messenger.

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The world’s largest social network has confirmed that it is currently having discussions with developers to get them to develop games which can be played by users inside the Messenger app.

It seems that this plan is still at an early stage and major decisions regarding how this will actually work have not yet been made. Nevertheless the idea isn’t preposterous, people already use the app to pass the time and chat with friends and family, why not let them play games too?

The Information reports that Facebook sees this plan as a method of increasing engagement with Messenger users and maybe even generated additional revenue through the product.

Given that majority of the main decisions are yet to be made it could take some time before Messengers users are able to play games with each other within the app itself.

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