Facebook Messenger Bot, a new messaging application on Facebook, is launching a web-based version of Messenger Bot in the coming weeks. The idea behind Messenger Bot is to turn Messenger into an easy to use Internet bot that can access a wide variety of internet resources and communicate with other users.
At its launch, Messenger Bot will not be restricted to sharing content with Facebook. It is designed to let users interact with the bot either by sending it messages or programs that tell it what to do.
Bot creator, Brian Birtcha, describes the creation of the bot as a "social online helper." Users can set up commands for the bot to carry out and then allow it to carry out those tasks when it feels like it needs to. The Bot then takes care of communicating back with the user in any way it deems appropriate.
The bot uses a threading approach to make interaction with it easier. Each message sent to the bot is answered by a different conversation thread, which makes it easier for the user to talk to the bot without having to go through the message queue all at once.
The bot also offers a feed feature that sends information straight to the front page of the Messenger account. The bot posts a notification when new things happen, allowing users to be notified right away whenever something interesting happens.
There are several other features available for Facebook users. The bot uses bots that look for data at the browser's history, like cookies, website browsing history, and stored passwords. Users can also place biographical information directly onto the bot, allowing the bot to understand various types of names.
The bot makes it easy for people to add their friends on Facebook. Once a user has started the bot, all they have to do is select a button, which will link the bot to their Facebook account.
After setting up the bot on the Facebook homepage, the user will be able to let the bot know what they want it to do. For example, the bot can be told to send a message to a specific friend, allow it to reply to another friend or send a request to another bot.
The bot's creator, and Facebook employees, hope that by allowing users to customize the Bot, they will find ways to enhance the functionality of the bot. The bots are currently connected with one other bot, which means that the two bots will operate independently if they are on different networks.
The bot will soon be available for developers who wish to give it a try. Facebook plans to test it by letting some developers and members of the general public to test it.
Users will be able to download the Facebook Messenger Bot software onto their computer before downloading the official software. After the testing period, users will be able to install the Bot directly onto their Facebook account.
Some people might wonder whether they can still post messages to Facebook from a bot, or whether the Bot is something only Facebook employees can use. The bot will be connecting to an internet connection, so users will not need to worry about being left out.