Play Chess On Facebook Messenger With Your Friends

Are you a chess and Chatting lover? or if you wanna show off your chess skills to any friends then finally Facebook has introduced a hidden, fully functional, graphical command line game of chess on the Facebook Messenger app, so just select your opposite friends and done – Play chess on Facebook messenger :). It also works on the Messenger app for Android and iOS, the Messenger Web client (

How to Play Chess on Facebook Messenger?

To start a game, open a Messenger conversation with someone and type “@fbchess play”. You will see a chess board pop up with the 8*8 matrix, All rows are indicated in the numeric format (1 to 8) and columns are in alphabetic character (a to h). Unfortunately, the board is not drag-and-drop :(, so you can just use standard algebraic notation to move your pieces, prefacing every instruction with the command “@fbchess. Entering a command such as “@fbchess Pd3” would move a pawn to d3 location. For reference, K is for King, Q for Queen, B for Bishop, N for Knight, R for Rook and P is for Pawn.

There are also many other commands like:

  • @fbchess play white or @fbchess play black – Pick the colours
  • @fbchess draw offer – If you think neither of you can make any more moves
  • @fbchess stats – Show you and your friend’s current statistics
  • @fbchess undo – If you made a mistake
  • @fbchess resign – If you want to quit or end a match

For more Instruction just type in “@fbchess help”.

Start game with random colors: @fbchess play
Pick the colors: @fbchess play white/black
Pick the opponent: @fbchess play white John
Make a move: use Standard Algebraic Notation
@fbchess e4 or @fbchess Pe4 moves pawn to e4
Nbd2 to move knight from b-file to d2
B2xc5 to take on c5 with 2nd rank bishop
e8=Q to promote pawn to queen
0-0-0 or O-O to castle
Claim draw (e.g. 3-fold repetition): @fbchess draw claim
Offer a draw in the current position: @fbchess draw offer
Offer an undo of the last move: @fbchess undo
Resign: @fbchess resign
Show current position: @fbchess show
Show stats between current players: @fbchess stats
Continue a game from another conversation: @fbchess continue
From 1:1 conversation, @fbchess continue with [friend]
From group chat, @fbchess continue from [thread name]

3 thoughts on “Play Chess On Facebook Messenger With Your Friends”

  1. We are all waiting zuks put more games which we played in grouped. Now we satisfied with chess

  2. Hi,
    Awesome trick, will be able to learn something while chatting with some one now.
    Will definitely try this out and play especially Ill be travelling on a daily basis

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