Yes it is possible, but you need to get into it by typing certain words to get it started. Once you’ve started, you can play chess with a friend. What a nice hidden feature in Facebook Messenger I must say.

What do I need?
Works in Facebook Messenger for iOS, Android and in the Web version! (works in MorphOS also!)

How to get it to work?
Write this in the chat field: “@fbchess play” and You start the game! It is random who starts the game.

To move, you just write “@fbchess Pc4” for moving pawn to C4. For moving the queen you can write “@fbchess Qe3” after you have moved one of the pawns blocking her.

So, time to give your friend a challenge? Try and Play chess in Facebook Messenger!

 

Source:
Redmond Pie