It’s like having your own personal assistant bot in Facebook Messenger
Knowing that the competition is extremely stiff, Facebook Messenger might have something new and exciting coming up in the form of bots. These bots will be able to expand your messaging capabilities beyond the boundaries of texting, sending video clips and GIFs. It looks like the social networking company has given developers access to an unannounced Chat SDK. This Chat SDK will allow them to seamlessly build an army of bots in the Messenger app and these bots will be responsible for carrying out a multitude of tasks.
Ranging from your travelling assistant to your personal shopping cart, these bots will be able to do it all. Not only this, but it looks like sources who are close to this valuable information have stated that the Chat SDK will also allow developers to create bots that in turn, will allow users to send text messages that automatically respond to things such as the following:
• Location services
• Product prices
• Buy links
Since Facebook Messenger already includes an option to send payments to other people, there is also a possibility that these bots will allow you to make purchases effortlessly through online websites ranging from Amazon to Newegg.
Only recently, Uber announced that its service is going to be integrated into the application that will allow users to call for a call ride with just a tap of a button; similarly, the primary of function of bots could be to bring a whole new level of flexibility for a variety of things. Since Facebook has currently kept this venture private, we will wait for future updates to come through and wait for the company to make this epic announcement.
Imagine having bots present in your application that will allow you to carry out majority of your everyday tasks with a simple push of a button? It definitely sounds too good to be true.