Following last year’s big push to bring chat bots to its Messenger app, Facebook unveiled new capabilities and improvements on Tues at its annual developer conference in California.
“We got a-lot of attention for opening our platform and right after we got a-lot of attention for all of the work we still need to do.”
—David Marcus Messenger Chief
What It’s New: Chat extensions for adding bots to group conversations, bots for playing games, QR codes for information, a Discover tab with a curated selection of popular bots & new tools to help businesses build their own bots. There is already add a Spotify chat extension for sharing music links in group chats, with Apple Music coming soon.
By The Numbers:
- 2 billion messages sent monthly between businesses and users.
- 65 million businesses active on Facebook, and more than 20 million respond to Messenger messages.
- 1 Lakes developers using Messenger’s tools.
- 1 Lakes Messenger bots.