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Chess.com + Facebook: Together at last

Hi, chess fans!

Well, by now it's probably no secret that we've got something very big in store for users of our Facebook Chess.com application. 

Till now, there has been a huge wall separating Facebook users from 'real' Chess.com members, and in the spirit of unity and togetherness we're tearing that sucker down!  Henceforth, users of the Facebook application will be bona fide members of Chess.com.  This merging of accounts will provide some great benefits:

HUGE new value for Facebook users:
For the first time, the new application will include many of features that native Chess.com members enjoy on the main site.

First and foremost, Facebook users will now be able to play Live Chess - that means blitz or longer games in real time & on the clock, people!  This is one of the most requested features for the Facebook application & we're thrilled about it.

Additionally, the new application will provide access to some other great features for learning & playing:

Tactics Trainer - hone your tactical vision by working your way through thousands of quality chess puzzles to find the best move.  As your skill increases, tougher puzzles will be selected automatically to provide the right level of challenge. 

Play vs. Computer - No friends available to play?  Our computer opponent is always up for a game!

Video Lessons - Get one-on-one video lessons from some of the best minds in chess!  Peruse our growing library of dozens & dozens of videos on Openings, Tactics, Strategy, Endgames, and a variety of other topics - all created by chess masters and grandmasters exclusively for Chess.com!

(As with the main site, Live Chess & Computer Play are totally free, & the level of access to other features depends on the user's membership type.)

The new application will also be much faster, and for the first time, games played in Facebook will be kept cleaner under the watchful eye of Chess.com's cheat-detection algorithms.  Finally, you'll now also have access to an ever-growing population of chess enthusiasts (1.5 million and counting), so you can always get a game.


Seamless access to Chess.com features via Facebook: 
If you're a user of both Chess.com AND Facebook, you will now be able to use the new application to access all your chess stuff from within Facebook.  Your games, history, tactics, ratings and membership privileges are same-same, here and there.

Until now, if you have used our Facebook application without actually joining Chess.com, then you've recently had an account automatically created for you here.  And while you don't need to do anything different (apart from enjoying the new features in the Facebook application), you may want to log in to Chess.com & update your user data (name & email, etc.) once the application has been updated.

Alternatively, if you've been a user of both Chess.com and our Facebook application, then your accounts will be merged.  (In most cases, this should happen automatically, but you may be prompted to manually perform the merge.)  Your Facebook games will be integrated into your Chess.com game history, and your online chess rating will either be your previous Chess.com rating or your Facebook application rating, whichever was higher prior to the merge.

(Please also note that you're not getting any new Facebook friends out of this - unless you want to.  Your privacy and the people who are able to see your personal information on Facebook will remain exactly the same as before the merge.)

Cheers!

Comments


  • 4 years ago

    rogerpjr

    Unable to play or challenge friend using FB. Login says accts already merged. No help yet from chess.com support.  

  • 4 years ago

    bradj2424

    is there a way to put all of my facebook friends who use chess.com on my chess.com friends?

  • 4 years ago

    JarekBodys

    Didn't quite work for me. I lost my fb rating and now I have one account on chess.com with my old login and my old rating and same account as I had on fb but with rating reduced to 1200 (it just looks like it is a new account). My game that was going on fb got transferred to my chess.com account. It is just one big mess. I would rather delete my fb account altogether (where I had a rating close to 1700 before trying to merge two accounts) but am afraid I can stuff my chess.com account.

  • 4 years ago

    class2prize

    Integration with Fcebook is great news! I propose to look into the future Chess.com

  • 4 years ago

    primecuriosdotcom

    Another big plus for chess!

  • 4 years ago

    dean_sam

    this is great!!!

  • 4 years ago

    DeepGreene

    FYI, we're now looking at ways we can provide Facebook users with temporary access to their full historical game-list.  That was one thing that the old Facebook application provided for free that isn't part of the free membership on Chess.com itself.

  • 4 years ago

    DeepGreene

    Uh... *I'm* looking at all of the core features of chess.com transplanted into Facebook.  Not sure where you're seeing the "load," Chriz10? 

  • 4 years ago

    Chriz10

    YellYellYellYellYell

  • 4 years ago

    Chriz10

    What the h! are you guys lookin at this load of crap and junk!

  • 4 years ago

    satorichess

    Great news....waiting for the launch

  • 4 years ago

    offtherook

    One thing though... how have the RDs merged? I had two FB games going, and one of them says I can lose 188 points against someone who is currently 100 points below me... that doesn't sound quite right. And I also stand to lose over 300 points against a severely under-rated friend of mine who just joined FB chess.


    EDIT: OK, based on the expected gain/loss in my current games, it looks like the higher RD was chosen, just like the higher rating. I guess that makes sense, except for the fact that my FB RD was insane. My rating will be quite variable in the next couple weeks.

  • 4 years ago

    EternalChess

    I love this merge..

    but how does it help some1 like me that does not have a facebook account? It seems like its only a good update for facebook users.

  • 4 years ago

    SchuBomb

    Well, there we go, I now have a 300 point inflated rating from facebook. It won't last long, I'm sure. And it's probably worthwhile, just to get chess.com and its facebook app merged.

  • 4 years ago

    DeepGreene

    Good to hear, offtherook.  For what it's worth, we did kick around a few models for how to derive a reasonable new rating from the sum of all the game data from FB and Chess.com, but there was just too much opportunity to make people really angry. 

    In the end, we figured an inflated rating was probably the easiest problem to fix.  :)

  • 4 years ago

    offtherook

    Seems to be working now (I think). Do we have to merge ratings/stats? My FB rating is pretty badly inflated right now because I had a huge RD and I just won a couple games against patzers.

    Edit: Well, nevermind. My FB rating is only 80 or so points too high, and I'm sure the stats will clean themselves up after I play a few more games.

  • 4 years ago

    DeepGreene

    Sorry to those having difficulties with the merge.  Last night, when I first hit the (new) Facebook application, I was logged in with the new Facebook account only.  However there was an informational box on the Home screen there, with a link allowing me to merge with my existing Chess.com account.  All I had to do after I hit that link was to enter my login creds for Chess.com & Bob was my uncle.

    Are you guys never seeing that info box with the link?

  • 4 years ago

    davidhopkins

    Cool. I haven't tried the FB app for Chess dot com. I've give it a shot... now that it's integrated.

  • 4 years ago

    offtherook

    It is especially annoying that I can't get them to merge since it is apparently not possible to  be logged into both simultaneously.

  • 4 years ago

    xstagex

    I can  not find how to merge the FB and Chess dot com accounts?

     

    Edit: offtherook I just found out how, log into the FB chess application, there you will be asked if you alrady have an account if you want to merge.

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