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Michael Kors’ new chatbot helps teach users more about its smartwatches

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.
Mobile

Facebook hints at big changes coming to Messenger app in 2018

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.
Computing

Cryptocurrency mining bot spreading via Facebook Messenger in Chrome for desktop

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.
Social Media

Facebook Messenger is now used by 1.3 billion people worldwide

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.
Social Media

Sharing Pins in Messenger just got simpler with new Pinterest extension, chatbot

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.
Mobile

You can now import your contacts from Instagram to Facebook Messenger

Syncing your Instagram and Messenger accounts is now a breeze. If you navigate over to the People tab of your Messenger app, you'll now find a new option labeled "Connect to Instagram."
Social Media

New Facebook Messenger tool could let businesses broadcast mass chat messages

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.
Photography

Enjoy photos in all their 4K glory with the latest Facebook Messenger update

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.
Mobile

Paypal rolls out peer-to-peer payments in Facebook Messenger

Facebook and PayPal are joining forces to integrate the online payments system with Messenger. Now, users can pay each other with PayPal, making peer-to-peer transactions easier than ever.
Social Media

An emoji is all you need to find a playlist with new Apple Music Messenger bot

Type in a song, artist, genre or just use an emoji for your current mood and the Apple Music Messenger bot will play a song for you. The new bot streams music and shares songs with friends.
Computing

Play 'Exploding Kittens' free when you challenge Microsoft's Zo chatbot

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.
Social Media

Facebook wants you to find friends with similar interests in latest app update

A new Facebook things in common feature allows users to see what they have in common with other users, including mutually liked pages, events attended, places lived, and even work history.
Mobile

Levi’s Virtual Stylist helps you slip into the jeans of your dreams

Levi's new Virtual Stylist chatbot is tailor-made to help you find your next pair of dream jeans. It's also one of the first bots simultaneously available on the web and Facebook Messenger.
Mobile

With a global beta expansion, you might soon see ads on Facebook Messenger

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.
Mobile

Facebook Messenger's 'Discover' is now better at helping you find great bots

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.
Social Media

Facebook adds a welcome screenshot tool to video chats — along with fun effects

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.
Mobile

WhatsApp's new features organize your pics and make responding to messages easier

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.
Social Media

Glamix is a new AI chatbot that can help you find your dream outfit

Glamix is the latest product to come out of AI and fashion startup Syte, and promises to help users find any outfit they see anywhere with naught but a few taps and swipes on their mobile devices.