Wednesday 21 March 2018

You can play Chess in Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger
Facebook Messenger

Paul Mallon

There's word emerging that you can play chess with anyone in facebook messenger with a simple code- get your brain in gear

Facebook Messenger is a great way to communicate, and it turns out you can even play chess with anyone you're chatting to.

All you have to do is type '@fbchess play' into any conversation you're having - then you'll get a board like so

Unfortunately playing the actual game isn't so easy as you can't just click to make a move, you have to use algebraic notation to say which row and column to move to - for example '@fbchess e4 or @fbchess Pe4 moves pawn to e4.' That's pretty awkward for regular folks who haven't played like this before but might be worth a look for those with a certain amount of patience.

Type @fbchess help for the full list of commands.

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