Facebook Messenger Bots (a.k.a Facebook messenger bots) basically are automated computer programs that can chat with people on Facebook's official Messenger platform. You've probably heard all the hype. Facebook Chat Bots will supposedly replace existing email apps. Facebook Chat Bots will also replace mobile applications.
Sounds intriguing, but is it true? Can you really have a bot inside of Messenger, that will talk to people and open up a new tab right inside of your News Feeds? The short answer is, not quite. While Facebook has an internal team working on the project, it is still in the early stages, and it is unclear whether or not this project will be successful.
What we do know is that Facebook Chat Bots will allow you to interact with individuals who are on Messenger at the same time as you are able to chat with them. So imagine, being able to reach out to potential customers without having to open up a new tab. As soon as Facebook users install these chat bots into their accounts, they'll have instant access to a bot system that allows them to chat with anyone they'd like.
How will a potential customer find out about this new job bot? In order for Facebook Chat Bots to be successful, Facebook needs to make it easy for the consumer to interact with it. So how will they achieve this? They will implement an instalocate module that will let users interact with their bot by pressing instalocate. This will trigger the bot's commands, and will also start a new chat session. Obviously, this process will require users to have the instalocate plugin installed on their Facebook account.
The best part about using Facebook Chat Bots is that it will be able to understand your commands because it has been specifically designed to understand them. Users will simply click on the chat box and give commands like "ping group", "send message", etc. Without having to type anything in. Once the user types something in, the chatbot will then respond by issuing them a response.
So where does this new job bot fit into all of this? In the same way that the original Messenger Bot was able to understand conversations, a Facebook Chatbot will be able to understand messages sent to it. This means that if you're trying to advertise a new job you can simply click on the "apply now" button and initiate a one-on-one interview. People will be able to interact with the Facebook Chatbot in a similar way that they would if they were logged onto a social media site.
In order for the new Facebook Chatbot to be of use to the general public, it must not only be able to understand messages sent to it but also have the ability to carry on conversations. Currently, Facebook Chat Bots is limited to sending simple text messages to each other. If it wants to reply to an email or make a comment on a status update it will have to connect to the appropriate social media platform. This means that users will only be able to interact with the bot through their own social media networks.
In order for the Facebook Chatbot to become a successful tool, it will have to be able to interact within a real-life conversation. Users will need to be able to install the Chatbot on their computer first before they can use it anywhere else. Once the Chatbot has been installed on the computer, users will then be able to start conversing with it just like they would if they were logged onto a social network. The most important feature here is that the computer user will need to be able to log into the Facebook profile through the Chatbot and have the correct password before they can start a conversation. If someone does this on their behalf, the Facebook Chatbot will appear as a real member of the Facebook Messenger system and will be able to log in using that username and password.