When Facebook launched its Messenger platform back in June, the company created a free bot to help users organize and manage their timelines. The bot allows users to follow or "like" groups that they are interested in and be informed of new updates. For instance, a user may like a product but don't want to miss out on all the latest updates about it. With the Messenger Bot, users can make sure that updates are going to their profile, even if they are not logged in.
A good friend of mine introduced me to the Messenger Bot in early August. I was quite taken aback by the ease with which this tool helped her manage her social media accounts. Nowadays, the bot is one of the most popular features on Facebook. I decided to learn more about it so that I could take advantage of it myself.
It's important to note that a Facebook Chatbot does not replace the work of a human being. Rather, it's the complement to the human-operated Facebook program. The bot functions as an extension of the Facebook platform and acts as a service.
The bot has many applications. It allows users to group together other users and follow them. Once you're following someone, you can contact them anytime, no matter where they are. All you need to do is hit the "send" button.
Users also have access to the Messenger Bot's entire listing of friends. The bot is able to highlight individuals that you would otherwise miss out on social interactions. It is very helpful if you want to contact your significant other but want to keep in touch with other people, too.
Another application of the Messenger Bot is to respond to messages automatically. Instead of responding to a message you received, the bot will send a canned response. You can use this feature to tell a friend that you're busy, waiting for an answer, or that you need to stop by.
When you need to reply to a message, the bot can forward the message to the person you were responding to. It won't even be sent to the original recipient. The bot sends a brand new message that you don't even see.
Bots are simple, but one can get confused when faced with too many bots. To avoid confusion, read the title of each bot carefully. You can also find a list of available bots by searching for the "Facebook Messanger Bot" label in the Facebook Developer Console.
When installing the bots, make sure that you accept the Terms of Service first. You should also accept the Facebook Messenger Bot Software License Agreement. This agreement is a legal document that you must read and agree to before you install the software.
There are two kinds of bots: user-driven and custom-driven. While the former allows users to control their own bots, the latter acts as a complement to the company's bots. Custom bots have been specifically designed to suit the needs of particular organizations. While it is possible to create a bot on your own, using a Facebook Messenger Bot Software License Agreement is strongly recommended to ensure that you are on the same page as the Facebook community.
After installation, you can start building your bot by typing "developer console" and clicking the corresponding button in the bot developer console. You can then drag and drop widgets onto your existing Facebook profile. You can also add live scripts to your profile. You can add widgets to be used on different pages of your profile.
You can use the Facebook Messenger Bot to develop your own social marketing campaigns, connect with your existing networks, and also deliver news content. The bot will also allow you to manage events, handle votes, and do a variety of other tasks.