MoneyGram Sendbot™ Unveiled at Facebook's F8 Conference

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Facebook's Messenger app has a bot infestation. A bot can be added to the group, allowing for the conversation and experience to be shared on social media.

With Messenger 2.0, Facebook seems to have made up its mind on the direction it wants to take with the messenger platform.

It's hard to imagine Messenger, in its quest to be the next "yellow pages", could ever overshadow Google's knowledge graph.

ScribbleChat bot users receive immediate access through the Messenger platform to unique fonts that reflect different handwriting styles and 3D animations that are not confined to the normal text bubble. "We'll find out, and that's why we want to test".

Now, Facebook has been pushing these bots for a while, but they actually might end up coming in handy, at least on occasion. Messenger is also building off the success of games on the platform., saying over 1.5 billion games have been played in the last 90 days, and they're adding features to encourage even more game playing. M, the app's automated assistant feature, can now help groups of friends order food (via delivery.com) from within group chats.

"Well, I think it all depends on our unbelievable 100,000 developer community we have, and what they're going to build", Marcus added.

"What we are announcing at F8 is three commercial bots, extending what we did as a proof of concept into the commercial realm", said James Anderson, executive vice president of digital payment products at Mastercard, in an interview with ARC. So if customers ask "When are you open?", you don't have to keep answering "From 8 to 5;" you can just program Smart Replies to do that for you. A separate tab will tout turn-by-turn games, like poker and chess, that people can play while chatting with friends.

"The Messenger platform allows Western Union to interact with our USA customers where they are, when they need us, in the most natural, conversational way", he added. It was likely posted ahead of Facebook's big announcement at its developer conference F8, where it's expected to unveil new features for Messenger, including "chat extensions", which will expand the default Messenger experience with new functionality. The bot enables personalized messaging capabilities by integrating real 3D handwriting into the Messenger platform.

A "Discover" tab has been added to the home screen, allowing users to search for relevant categories, recently used bots, trending experiences and more. So lets dive in to see some more details on the subject.

Hoping to have learned from some of its early mistakes developing bots, Facebook is attempting to revive bots with a slew of updates to Messenger announced at its developer conference on Tuesday.

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