Facebook Messenger Bots – Hands On
Facebook just announced the bots for Messenger, but can they compete with the ones in the slack?
First of all, you cannot download bots. That means you need to send a message to the companies as if you
are sending a message to normal people. It is good and bad. For example, you need to download slack bots to use them, but that allow them to be integrated with your team better. However, this way, you do not need to spend time for searching bots and downloading them. When you need them, they are there
In my test, I have tried to send message to “The Wall Street Journal”, and it was fast. I mean I didn’t have very high expectations from them, but it was actually nice. The bot responded me in seconds, and the result was accurate.
The bots that you can find right now are from media organizations, and they don’t need to do complicated things, but I actually want to test to buy a ticket from them. Okay, here is the problem. The bots in the slack gives you information about your team or about yourself, so it is more personal, but the ones in the Messenger are not. At least, for now.