How to play Chess on Facebook Messenger

Facebook messenger it's a very nice place for talking with friends. But if we want to take the interacions to the next level, now we can play chess on it.

play chess on Facebook Messenger

Simply open up a conversation with a friend and type

@fbchess play to start a game.

It appears a board like shown in the picture with black and white pieces. The color for the players are randomly assigned but if you want to play with a specified color (black or white) then write:

@fbchess play white: you play with white pieces.

@fbchess play black: you play with black pieces.


Select a piece using the following:

P for pawn

K for king

Q for queen

B for bishop

N for knight

R for rook

For moving pieces facebook messenger uses the typical chess notation: that is first write the letter and then the number where to move the desired piece, prefacing every instruction with the command @fbchess

So, for moving the pawn to the position d4, write:

@fbchess Pd4 and press Enter

If more than one piece can go there, you’ll be asked which one to move.

Move the Knight to the position h3:

@fbchess Nh3.

Move the rook to the position a6:

@fbhess Ra6

Move the bishop to the position g2:

@fbchess Bg2

Note: the letter that denotes the piece must be written in capital letter.

If you type a movement so that none of the piece can be moved to that place, you got the following message:

None of your pieces can make that move.

By the way, if you want a larger view of the chess board, click on the chat menu settings icon and select “See Full Conversation.”

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