Facebook: Messenger

    • Inside chatbots’ year of growing pains: ‘We’re at an inflection point’

      A year ago, chatbots reemerged atop a mountain of hype that messaging marked tech’s latest paradigm shift, after messaging apps Facebook’s Messenger and Kik officially opened up to chatbots. A year later, the trend has slid down the mountain into its own uncanny valley. However, that slide may provide the momentum that chatbot makers, from brands to media companies to startup ...

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    • Facebook Messenger adds option for chat bots to avoid chatting

      Conversations with Facebook Messenger bots soon may start to feel less like texting with a friend and more like tapping through a food-ordering app’s restaurant menu. On Thursday Messenger added an option for bot makers to prevent people from sending normal messages to their bots by replacing the in-app keyboard with a persistent menu, making the interaction more akin to a t ...

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  • Bing rolls out ‘Sportscaster’ Messenger bot for March Madness

    … Just in time for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, Bing has launched a “Sportscaster” Messenger bot to help fans stay updated on their favorite teams, players and game schedules. According to the announcement, users can search “Bing Sportscaster” to find the bot on Facebook Messenger, and, from there “…start the conversation.” Bing says…

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  • 2016: The Year in Social Media

    … executives as well as Vine and is still trying to shed its harassment issues. The year the chat bots invaded We’ve been living with bots in our midst for years. Remember Clippy? But this year they joined us on Facebook Messenger. CNN has a Messenger bot to tell you the news. 1-800-Flowers has one to sell you flowers. Even Colonel Sanders has one…

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  • Ads in Facebook Messenger are officially here

    … Today Facebook officially made it possible for marketers to turn their Messenger bots into ad bots. After testing sponsored messages since April 2016, Facebook Messenger is opening up the messaging app’s inaugural ad format to all brands who use Messenger’s developer tools to manage their Messenger conversations. Facebook Messenger’s…

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