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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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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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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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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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