During F8 Developer Conference, Facebook
launches a messenger platform with chatbots. Facebook’s CEO, Zuckerberg showed
off how the bots can provide anything from automated subscription content like
weather and traffic updates, to customized communications like receipts,
shipping notifications, and live automated messages all by interacting directly
with the people who want to get them.
During F8 Developer Conference, Facebook launches a messenger platform with chatbots.

Three Main Capabilities Within Bots for Messenger

  • Send/Receive API. This new capability
    includes the ability to send and receive text, images, and rich bubbles with
    CTAs.
  • Generic Message Templates. We think
    people prefer to tap buttons and see beautiful images, rather than learn a new
    programming language to interact with your bot. That’s why we’ve built
    structured messages with call to actions, horizontal scroll, urls, and
    postbacks.
  • Welcome screen + Null state CTAs. Our
    first principle was giving developers space to own the experience. Think of the
    message thread as your app. We’re giving you the real estate and the tools to
    customize your experience. This starts with the welcome screen. People discover
    our featured bots and enter the conversation. Then, they see your brand, your
    Messenger greeting, and a call to action to “Get Started”.

Starting today, all developers and
businesses will be able to build bots for Messenger, and then submit them for
review b y which Facebook will gradually accept and approve submissions to
ensure the best experiences for everyone on Messenger.

In addition to that, the company has
built discovery tools  like Web
plugins, Messenger Codes, Messenger Links, or Messenger
Usernames
.

Source : Facebook