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Why Businesses Should Care About Messaging


“Which bots are working?” “Should we invest in a bot?” “Are bots going to kill apps?” To answer these questions, it’s important to understand the magnitude of the consumer shift currently taking place: The entire world is messaging. According to Flurry Analytics, time spent on social media and messaging increased a staggering 400% last year. […]

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Calling all Middle East and Africa developers to join the Bots for Messenger Challenge!


For many years, Facebook has promoted innovation across the Middle East and Africa, providing startups with the tools they need to build, grow, monetize and measure. Facebook grew out of a hacker culture, and we thrive on finding and promoting innovation on new platforms. That’s why we’re launching the Bots for Messenger Challenge, a contest […]

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6 Bots That Help People Share the Love


In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, here are some bots that can help you find the perfect present, plan a fun date night or book a surprise getaway—today, or any day of the year. Find a Gift eBay Shopbot This V-day, whether you want something for your boyfriend, girlfriend, or close friend, eBay’s Shopbot has […]

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Building Bots for Messenger – Tips from the Experts: ChatClub


ChatClub is a platform that helps create bots, no coding required. Whether you’re an artist who needs help engaging with fans, a brand looking for a new way to reach your customers, or a business that wants to give people a quick way to browse your products and services, ChatClub can help you distribute content […]

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Building Bots for Messenger – Tips from the Experts: TheScore


theScore creates mobile-first sports experiences, connecting fans to what they love through an addictive combination of real-time news, scores, fantasy information and alerts. theScore is also dedicated to creating and curating content that is mobile optimized, comprehensive, customizable and seamlessly shareable. theScore recently sat down with us to discuss their Messenger bot: In 100 words or […]

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Testing ways for people and businesses to engage on Messenger


This week we are launching a very small test in Australia and Thailand that gives businesses the opportunity to place ads on the Messenger home screen. This means that a business is able to place an ad in an area of Messenger below your recent conversations, similar to how we surface birthday notifications or where we […]

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Building Bots for Messenger – Tips from the Experts: Octane AI


When Matt Schlicht founded Octane AI with Ben Parr and Leif K-Brooks, he wanted to develop an easier way to create and manage bots. Fascinated with messaging because its platforms are bigger and growing faster than the top social networks, Matt realized that everyone from musicians to teachers to big brands needed a simple platform […]

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Building Bots for Messenger – Tips from the Experts: RemitRadar


Our Tips From The Experts series highlights some of the top experiences on the Messenger platform. These businesses and developers have approached the platform in a unique and interesting way, and are seeing success during the early stages of the Messenger platform. Next up is RemitRadar, a financial technology company focused on developing countries. In 100 words […]

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Checking in – how are we doing?


The new year is always a good time to take stock as we think about the information and stories we tell on the Messenger Platform blog. That’s why we’re checking in. We want to hear your perspective on how things are going so we can focus our efforts on on the content you feel is […]

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7 bot trends to watch in 2017


This post was originally published on January 12, 2017 on Venturebeat.   It’s been less than a year since the Messenger Platform launched, and we’ve seen amazing results in a short amount of time. Throughout 2016, developers built engaging experiences while my team focused on building the best platform we could for them. As we observed […]

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Instant Games Now Available on Facebook News Feed and Messenger


Cross posted from the Facebook developer blog We are launching Instant Games, a new HTML5 cross-platform gaming experience, on Messenger and Facebook News Feed for both mobile and web. This new games experience allows people to easily discover, share, and play games without having to install new apps. Instant Games on Messenger, which can be […]

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Bots for Messenger: Adding Analytics Support and FbStart Membership Opportunities


Since launching the Messenger Platform at F8 in April, businesses and developers have built more than 33,000 bots to engage with people. You’ve built bots that can accept payments, deliver news and content, share weather updates, confirm reservations at a hotel, send receipts from a recent purchase, and more to help drive personalized, scaled experiences […]

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Messenger Platform v1.3 Features


Cross posted from the Facebook developer blog Today, we’re announcing new features and improvements to the Messenger Platform that developers have been asking for. Designed to provide visibility into optimal entry points, enhance existing conversations, and enable you to build better overall experiences, Messenger Platform v1.3 will give you more opportunities to effectively reach and […]

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Introducing Messenger Platform 1.3


For the first time ever, businesses can drive targeted audiences to Messenger and keep them engaged with new tools. Here’s another update on the Messenger Platform. It’s been six months since launch and this feels like a good time to reflect on what we have have learned and the progress we’ve made collectively. Three areas […]

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Messenger Platform Lessons from the Facebook Creative Shop


Facebook Creative Shop is a team of brand marketers, creative directors, and strategists who build ideas to help brands and agencies grow their business on Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. Over the last six months, we’ve worked with a variety of companies to help flesh out their Messenger Platform strategy and explore creative spaces on this […]

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Building Bots for Messenger – Tips from the Experts: GYANT


Our Q&As highlight some of the top experience on the Messenger Platform.  These businesses and developers have approached Messenger in a unique and interesting way, and are seeing success during the early stages of the Messenger platform. Next up is GYANT, a service dedicated to helping people determine their medical condition based on inputting their symptoms. […]

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Building Bots for Messenger – Tips from the Experts: Tech in Asia


We’re kicking off a series highlighting some of the top experiences on the Messenger Platform. These businesses and developers have approached Messenger in a unique and interesting way, and are seeing success during the early stages of the Messenger platform. Next up is Tech in Asia, a media, events, and jobs platform for Asia’s tech communities. […]

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Messenger Platform 1.2: Link Ads to Messenger, Enhanced Mobile Websites, Payments and More


Today, we’re happy to share some features that we’ve been working on to create experiences that deliver value for people, businesses, and developers. Messenger as a Destination for News Feed Ads To further enable businesses to target discovery of experiences on the Messenger Platform, we are starting to roll out ads in News Feed that […]

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Bots for Messenger: New Success Stories


With 1 billion people using Messenger every month, the Messenger Platform enables businesses and developers to have more personalized and scalable conversations with people.  Since the launch of the Platform in April, over 30,000 bots have launched.  Recent highlights include: Shopify Shopify creates a seamless buying experience for people by letting them discover and buy […]

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Building Bots for Messenger – Tips from the Experts: Trulia


We’re kicking off a series highlighting some of the top experiences on the Messenger platform. These businesses and developers have approached Messenger in a unique and interesting way, and are seeing success during the early stages of the Messenger platform. Next up is Trulia, an online residential real estate site. In 100 words or less […]

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More Than a Message: The Evolution of Conversation


This post was also published in the Facebook IQ blog. Messaging is finally having its moment. With 59% of people, on average across 14 markets, saying their messaging has increased over the past two years—and more and more people choosing chat apps as their preferred method of communication—messaging’s momentum seems set to soar. To better […]

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Building Bots for Messenger – Tips from the Experts: UNICEF


We’re kicking off a series highlighting some of the top experiences on the Messenger platform. These businesses and developers have approached Messenger in a unique and interesting way, and are seeing success during the early stages of the Messenger platform. Next up is UNICEF, a children’s rights and emergency relief organization. In 100 words or […]

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Building Bots for Messenger – Tips from the Experts: Lingio


We’re kicking off a series highlighting some of the top experiences on the Messenger platform. These businesses and developers have approached Messenger in a unique and interesting way, and are seeing success during the early stages of the Messenger platform. Next up is Lingio, a service dedicated to helping people learn languages. In 100 words […]

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Updated Messenger Platform Policies and Faster Review Times


At Messenger, we’re committed to enabling high-quality experiences for developers, businesses, and the people they serve. Today, we’re launching new policies for the Messenger Platform as well as a faster review process. These updated policies will provide more defined engagement models on the platform, including time-based criteria for businesses to respond to messages and standards […]

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Update: 1 Billion People on Messenger Every Month


People use Messenger to connect with the people and businesses they care most about. They make plans, share dreams, send payments, tell jokes, play games, let their loved ones know they’re thinking of them and much, much more. Today we are announcing that more than 1 billion people now use Facebook Messenger every month, making […]

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Building Bots for Messenger – Tips from the Experts: TechCrunch


We’re kicking off a series highlighting some of the top experiences on the Messenger platform. These businesses and developers have approached Messenger in a unique and interesting way, and are seeing success during the early stages of the Messenger platform. Next up is TechCrunch, a site dedicated to news on technology and startups. In 100 […]

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Messenger Platform 1.1: Ratings, Quick Replies, Account Linking, and More


Since the launch of the Messenger Platform in April of this year, over 11,000 bots have launched.  Today, we’re happy to share some new developments we’ve been working on to improve experiences for people and businesses on the Messenger Platform. Quick replies Quick replies offer a more guided experience for people as they interact with […]

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Bots for Messenger: Success Stories and Guidelines


Every month, over 900 million people around the world communicate with friends, families and businesses on Messenger. We launched the Messenger Platform over two months ago to enable richer, more interactive conversations between businesses and people. Since the launch of the Messenger Platform, over 11,000 bots have launched on Messenger and over 23,000 developers have signed up […]

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Building bots for Messenger – Tips from the Experts: Skyscanner


We’re kicking off a series highlighting some of the top experiences on the Messenger platform. These businesses and developers have approached Messenger in a unique and interesting way, and are seeing success during the early stages of the Messenger platform. First up is Skyscanner, the world’s travel search engine. In 100 words or less describe what […]

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