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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Facebook has included a secret soccer game in the latest update to its Messenger app to celebrate Euro 2016 and Copa America.

To play the game, called "Keepy Up", update the iOS Messenger app and send a friend a soccer ball emoji, then tap the emoji in the chat thread to launch the game, the aim of which is to keep the ball in the air.


The game can be started again using the same emoji in the same thread, and high scores are posted in the chat window.

Facebook's previous secret game was basketball-themed to celebrated March Madness and the new NBA season. The game proved a bit hit with users, having since been played over 1 billion times, according to the company.

Earlier this month, Facebook also added 1,500 new emojis to Messenger in order to cater for the diversity of its user base.

Facebook Messenger is a free download for iPhone and iPad on the App Store. [Direct link]

Article Link: Facebook Includes Secret Soccer Game in Latest 'Messenger' App Update


macrumors regular
Apr 29, 2016
England v Wales in 1 hour! This can prep me for the match, and lighten the inevitable loss of dignity as the English capitulate at yet another international tournament...


macrumors regular
May 28, 2010
By "secret" you mean not at all secret. They call it out right in the app update notes.

Generally Facebook only posts generic update notes so this is really a callout.

Thank you! I was going to point out the same thing.

"Shhh! Don't tell anyone about this thing we just told everyone."


macrumors 68040
Mar 28, 2005
Well Brian, Facebook Messenger made a really dodgy tackle so it got the red card. It was already on a yellow of course for its earlier behaviour, but this was a straight red anyway. There's no room in the game for that kind of challenge as far as I'm concerned. At the end of the day it's the fans I feel sorry for.


macrumors G5
May 16, 2015
As if this app wasn't already bloated enough at 82 MB.
Google Doc/Google Sheet/Google Slide each is 100MB+. All Microsoft Office software are at least 250MB.
My three games downloaded local data are already 4GB in total.
Normal, these days.
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