Gather the squad and get ready for some friendly but intense competition with your close friends and family: Messenger and Ellen DeGeneres have partnered to bring her hit mobile game, Heads Up! to our new AR video calling experience on Messenger and Instagram 🤳.
Available on Instagram and Messenger video calls, Group Effects are a new feature that allow you to interact with a variety of AR experiences alongside during group video calls. You can choose from a library of over 150 Group Effects that range from turn-based games where you compete to build the best 🍔, or be the first to host a cute orange 🐱 on your screen, to collaborative, interactive experiences. With Group Effects and the underlying Spark AR platform, creators have a new canvas for creativity: video calling with multiple people and screens.
Group Effects help us feel closer, create memorable moments, and make video calls more fun and exciting. Heads Up! will bring a whole new vibe to Group Effects — we can’t wait for everyone to play!
How to Play Heads Up! Virtually
To play Heads Up!, head to your Instagram or Messenger app, start a video call, tap the smiley face to open the effects tray, and select Group Effects. We’ll be activating more card packs with Ellen in 2022, so lots more riveting Heads Up! competition to come! 🃏