Facebook Introduces Augmented Reality Games to Messenger Video Chat

Facebook launches social AR games for Messenger

Facebook is one of these companies that are trying up their game by introducing new technology to its users.

Techcrunch has the details on Facebook's new offerings.

Messenger's AR video games are much like Snapchat's Snappables. "Then simply tap the star button and select one of the AR games - the person or group you are video chatting with will get a notification indicating it's time to get your game on".

However, the Facebook augmented reality video chat games will offer Facebook another opportunity to make money, and as all of their revenue comes from ads, expect something down the road.

"Don't Smile" is a game that uses the front-facing camera of each device using Facebook Messenger to identify when a user gets a grin on their face.

The story "implies incorrectly that we are actively asking financial services companies for financial transaction data", a Facebook spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

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Be that as it may, many people are now aware that their personal information, their browsing habits, the footprints they leave online are open for social media platforms and other tech companies to use for monetary gain. They are Asteroids Attack and Don't Smile. According to reports, Facebook will launch two more games i.e. Kitten Kraze and Beach Bump in the coming days.

Asteroids Attack sees you control a spaceship with your nose and moving your head around the screen to avoid asteroids.

Facebook said some users opted in to accessing some financial information in its Messenger app.

Now people with the updated Messenger app will see the feature being rolled out from today.

Early this week the Wall Street Journal claimed Facebook was sounding out major U.S. financial institutions over the possibility of accessing customers" banking information as a means of offering them "new services', such as fraud alerts and instant balance checks directly within Facebook Messenger.

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