Solve a spooky mystery with Snapchat’s new in-app AR game


Snapchat is digging into one of its most popular features, its AR-powered lenses, and has now launched an entire in-app AR game. And it’s called ghost phone.

On Thursday, Snapchat announced its new in-app game via a blog post. Ghost Phone is essentially a mystery-themed game where players are meant to delve into “the secrets of an abandoned phone” and find clues to uncover the fate of the phone’s last owner.

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And according to the blog post and an introductory video about the game (see below), Ghost Phone is a spooky thriller where players must battle and capture different AR ghosts while collecting clues to solve the central mystery of “what happened to Lisa”, the last owner of the phone.

We tested the game on an Android phone, and it appears to be live in the app right now. Here’s how to access it:

Step 1: Open the Snapchat mobile app on your phone and select the Magnifying glass icon at the top of your screen.

2nd step: On the next screen, enter the phrase “Ghost Phone” in the Search bar.

Step 3: The game should show up in your search results under the header Instant games. Select the search result that says ghost phone.

Step 4: You should automatically be redirected to the game. Follow the on-screen prompts to start playing.

You can also find Ghost Phone via the Rocket icon in chat or in Lens Explorer. The instructions above, however, seem to be the simplest and easiest to use. We’ve played the game a bit and it’s fun and scary with its disturbing background music and the way some of the gameplay is overlaid on your real environment.

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