Facebook Messenger hidden basketball game
Unlock hours of pointless fun with the hidden basketball mini-game hidden in Facebook Messenger. Facebook Messenger

As if you didn't waste enough time dawdling on Facebook already, there's now a hidden basketball video game buried on its Messenger app for you to play with friends and kiss goodbye to productivity.

The Easter egg game is a paper toss style set-up where you challenge a friend to 'flick' basketballs into a hoop and see who can get the most in a row. However, apart from the challenge to hide what you're doing from your boss, the game gets harder after 10-points as the backboard starts moving around, getting faster the more you score.

Facebook Messenger hidden basketball game
The hidden basketball game for Facebook Messenger. Facebook Messenger

How to unlock the hidden basketball game

What you need to do is open a new chat using the Facebook Messenger app and send a basketball emoji to the friend you want to play, then click on the basketball emoji again. Your screen will then transform to show a b-ball and awaiting net. Just use your finger to swipe up on the ball in the direction of the net to swish your way to a wasteful afternoon. Your high score will be shared with your friend, where they take a turn to beat it.

This isn't the only hidden mini-game to be found on the social networking app, as it revealed a chess game last year that can be accessed by typing @FBChess.