Just a month after Facebook Messenger rolled out a Chess game, it came up with another hidden gem! 

Yes, you can also play basketball in Messenger! Now before you start worrying about all the cheatcodes that can activate it, it's actually pretty simple:

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All you have to do is send a "basketball emoji" to a friend on chat.

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Tapping on that basketball emoji will start the game! The objective is obviously to throw the ball through the hoop. 

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The difficulty level increases after every few rounds and the number of baskets you score in one go becomes your total. Miss a shot and your tally stops there.

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You can play for hours at a stretch, competing with your friends and trying to better their score.

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Enjoy!