Here's how you can play Facebook Messenger's hidden soccer game

Facebook Messenger is back with another hidden gem of a game, this time allowing you to kick (or poke) a soccer ball around with friends. Similar to Messenger's hidden basketball game, all you have to do is send an emoji to get the game going!

To get started, simply send a soccer emoji to one of your friends. After it's sent, all you do is tap the emoji and you'll be thrown into a game to see who can keep the soccer ball in the air the longest. Just tap the soccer ball as many times in a row without letting it touch the ground and hope you can net the highest score.

Do be warned: much like the basketball mini game, this one is pretty darned addictive. Be sure to give the game a shot and let us know in the comments what you managed to score!

Dan Thorp-Lancaster