A Facebook Messenger Bot is a chat bot which works within the Messenger application. It interacts with people automatically through the Messenger window by speaking to them in sentences or through group conversations. Facebook Messenger chat Bots helps businesses automate common client service requests, spread awareness about their products and automate common client service. The bot is able to interact through various media including SMS, MMS, and instant messages.
As of now, there are already a lot of Messenger Bot solutions in the market. These software are mostly in the form of extensions or add-ons, which are programmed to perform specific tasks. These are usually offered at no charge and are provided through third-party websites and apps. There are many advantages that come with using chat bots and one of these is the implementation of SEO, or search engine optimization. Through the usage of a Facebook Messenger Bot, you are able to effectively increase the visibility of your business online. Aside from this, the following are some other benefits that a user will experience if he decides to purchase an FB Messenger Bot:
As more people rely on Facebook as their main social networking site, it is important for these individuals to make sure that they have their profiles and information organized in a manner which will make searching for and browsing their profiles easier. One way to accomplish this is through the use of chat bots, which are specifically made to manage and organize a person’s information in such a way that it is easy for other members of the system to find and access it. One of the most popular types of chat bots includes the aim chat bots, or Facebook Intelligent Chat Bot. This intelligent bot was developed by Facebook Incorporated to help users in communicating with each other.
In order to use the chat bot application, one first needs to download and install the bot onto their computer; this can be done via the Facebook Messenger Bot application or via a web browser. Once the bot has been installed, the next step is to login to the Facebook account using which you wish to manage the bot. Once logged-in, the Bot will then send out a message to all the people on your account, asking them to ‘add me’. Upon doing so, the Bot will then proceed to the review process of the ‘added’ profile.
Once your status update has been posted, there will be a link that leads users to a page where they can either click on the link or add themselves to the list of people who can get started with the Facebook Messenger Bot. Once the person confirms their inclusion, the Bot will then instruct the user to log into the Facebook account using which they will be able to access the Bot through a web browser. To log into the Facebook account, the Bot requires the username and password which can be gotten from the’Apps’ section of the Facebook main page. Once a user logs in, they will see a basic page, which upon clicking on it, will lead them to the Bot’s setup page where they are required to enter some basic information about themselves, such as their name, age and their location.
The Facebook Messenger Bot allows users to register their applications through a webhook endpoint. The webhook endpoint is an application which is installed on a web server such as Amazon’s S3 and is responsible for forwarding events to the Facebook server. After the registration has been completed, it will forward the event to the appropriate Facebook team who in turn will forward it to the concerned endpoint. The user will receive a web notification which will contain all the relevant details regarding the event. The Bot also keeps track of all messages sent to it by both the client and the provider and forwards these to the appropriate subscriber’s home timeline. These web notifications can be customized using any of the applications available on Facebook.
Once the web notification has been received, the user will need to log in to the Facebook Messenger Bot and click on the setup button located on the top right corner of the page. Upon entering the required information, it will then ask for the Bot user ID and password. Once these are supplied and the Bot has been set up, it will ask for its default settings, which include its URL, username and event ID. The URL refers to the Bot’s homepage where the URL is provided for use by other members to connect with it. username is the user ID, which will be given to the Bot when it has registered itself, while the event ID is the unique identifier for each message sent to the Bot.
The latest version of the Facebook Messenger Bot (v2.0) introduces a number of new features, including support for new Facebook APIs, integration with Twitter and additional bot actions, such as sending a custom bot message and receiving a ‘bot reply’. New in the latest release is the ability to send a Vine video to the Bot, which can be recorded using any web camera and sent to the Bot by using the Twitpic application or directly from the Bot’s own website. In addition to these new features, the Facebook Messenger Bot now also supports Facebook’s third-party integrations Flares, Yahoo Answers, Yelp and Plexo. It is also compatible with several other open source web applications like the Upcase project, the ZenCart software management tool and WordPress.