'Flash Draft' is a Fantasy Football League Embedded in Facebook Messenger

 - Oct 6, 2017
References: messenger & producthunt
Typically, texting apps are used for, well, texting, but with the rise of chatbots, programs like Flash Draft have been gaining popularity. Flash Draft is a micro fantasy football league that operates entirely within Facebook Messenger, skipping the added bloat of a dedicated fantasy app and helping friends to vie against each other on the medium that they already use to communicate.

In the early days of Facebook, third party developers built some incredibly popular games on the site, such as Farmville. Though that era of Facebook has ended, the chatbots like Flash Draft on Facebook Messenger offer a similar playscape. The crucial difference is that through Messenger, users only play directly with their friends, whereas in the previous iteration users would play against the world (with scores posted publicly onto their accounts). This privacy distinction is essential for growing the base of players in games like Flash Draft.