However, Facebook said that users must opt in to linking the Messenger chat app to their bank accounts. It also sees Facebook taking a leaf out of the book of many Asian messaging platforms, which have integrated a wide range of games and other services into apps that began life as simple chat services.
Facebook is unveiling two games today, which you can play with up to six people at a time - making those group chats even more fun.
Currently, there are two AR games, 'Don't Smile' and 'Asteroid Attack' that are available to play.
Facebook is looking to expand into financial services and has reportedly asked several US banks for customer information as part of a move to build out its Messenger application, the Wall Street Journal reported. The second is "Asteroids Attack", in which your spaceship navigates with the movement of your face.
Blizzard confirms multiple Diablo projects in development
Today, Blizzard put out a new video on Twitter which reveals more about the future of the Diablo franchise. We certainly hope that one of the unannounced projects is a remaster/remake of Diablo 2.
The games will be launching in the latest version of Messenger and once you're updated it's easy to load them. Then 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.
Early this week the Wall Street Journal claimed Facebook was sounding out major United States 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.
The move is part of a greater effort to entice Messenger's 1.3 billion monthly users to give its video chat feature a try.
For now, it's going to be ads and in-app purchase free, but as Facebook is well aware of the fact that this is an earning source for many hence, the feature is expected to be added soon. It is planning to add more games in the future, and the ones in the pipeline include "Beach Ball", a game where users can pass a beach ball back and forth, and "Kitten Kraze" - a matching cat game.