Instagram’s hidden game is played with your favorite emoji — here’s how with the Vibe Drive

todayMarch 12, 2024 189 2 5

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Need to kill some time on social media, well Instagram has hidden an emoji-based game within the direct messaging feature of their smartphone app — and people are beginning to notice it.

The new feature allows users to play a game of pong in the app’s direct message section.

The feature is available to users around the world and comes after the Meta-owned platform enabled users to edit messages, pin chats, and see read receipts.

Here’s how it works:


Step One: Open the direct message section on the app and click on one of your friends.

Step Two: Send any emoji you want to use to said friend.

Step Three: Tap the emoji once (don’t hold it in) and see it become a bouncy ball.

Step Four: Use the slider below to block the emoji and score points.

We tried it ourselves and loved it!


BTW: If you can’t access the game, ensure you have the latest version of the Instagram app on your Android or iOS device.

Written by: Yanika

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