What is it with Facebook and their sneaky surprise lately? Last week we revealed they had a second website offering fast, free messaging which had been running quietly since April 2015, and today it’s been discovered that there’s a secret chess game hidden within Facebook Messenger.
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Someone on Reddit figured out that if you type ‘@fbchess play’ during a conversation, it’ll bring it up instantly.
You then have to figure out how to move the actual pieces. Here’s the key:
K for king
Q for queen
B for bishop
N for knight
R for rook
P for pawn
So in the above example, the user has moved the pawn by typing ‘@fbchess Pb3’.
You’ll get used to it — just type ‘@fbchess help’ if you need any extra assistance.
May help kill some time until the arrival of 2016’s most anticipated gaming experience.