If you want to shoot some digital hoops in Messenger, just send a basketball emoji to your friend. Then tap on the ball and you’ll launch the simple game, which challenges you to get as many shots in a row as possible by flicking the ball with your finger.
An emoji will pop up to congratulate you each time you score a point but, if you miss, you’ll get a dismissive sad face. If you manage to get ten points in a row, the basket will start moving to increase the difficulty. That’s according to Android Central, I personally wasn’t able to get more than four in a row.
Messenger will also keep track of the current high score in your chat so you can compete with friends over time to see who makes the most shots in a row. To start playing, just launch Messenger and go, or download the app via the source links below if you don’t already have it.