Centered around its Access smartwatch collection, Michael Kors released its first chatbot. Available for the Access Sofie on Facebook Messenger and Google Assistant, the bot can educate users on the watch's functions.
If you're one of the 1.3 billion people who uses Facebook Messenger each month, get ready for some exciting changes in 2018. Facebook VP David Marcus offered some hints in his latest blog post about upcoming changes to Facebook Messenger.
Heads up Chrome for desktop users -- a cryptocurrency mining bot is spreading through Facebook Messenger. It appears in the form of a video file sent by friends, and installs a malicious Chrome extension.
Facebook Messenger has grown from a simple messaging platform to one that supports video and group chats on Android and iOS. This year, Messenger saw its biggest year yet with more than 1.3 billion users.
Sending a Pin to a friend on Messenger is now even simpler, thanks to a new Pinterest extension and chatbot. The extension brings new options when sharing a Pin inside of Messanger, including finding similar Pins.
Facebook is testing a program called Messenger Broadcast that would allow businesses to send messages to a number of users at once. It's similar to a chatbot conversation but allows businesses to start the conversation, with exceptions.
Facebook Messenger will no longer downsize photos to 2K with new 4K resolution support that allows friends to share more detailed photos. PayPal's Messenger extension also sees a new ability to send invoices in-app.
Microsoft said on September 13 that you can now play the 'Exploding Kittens' card game with its social chatbot called Zo, free of charge. But don't expect a one-on-one conversation while you're throwing cards at each other.
After testing Messenger app ads in Thailand and Australia, Facebook revealed the global expansion of the beta. It will give users more of an opportunity to discover brands and business straight from the Messenger home tab.
An update to Facebook Messenger makes the app better at recommending great chatbots to users. Now you'll be able to browse bots by businesses you've recently visited, by category, and by bots you've recently used.
Video chats inside Messenger now look like the rest of Facebook with the ability to respond via emoji. The update also allows users to add live video filters and masks, and makes it easier to snap a screenshot.
WhatsApp, one of the world's largest messaging platforms, can generate albums from photos and videos automatically. It also gained new photo filters and a faster, more convenient way to respond to messages.