Facebook’s Messenger Bot is a software program that Facebook users can install on their Facebook accounts to allow friends on the network to chat with each other in real-time through a web browser. Like all other Facebook applications, the bot also requires users to have a Facebook account in order to use it. The Facebook Messenger Bot has no limit on the number of people that one’s contacts can invite to chat, and the program integrates well with the established Facebook messenger system. This article is a brief introduction to the Facebook Messenger Bot, as well as what it can be used for.
Unlike other bot programs, the Facebook Messenger Bot only allows you to send limited kinds of text messages. It is limited to basic images and video, as well as the regular message functions. The Facebook Bot also cannot retain messages or receive them onto its own server. If a user tries to add a message to the bot using the chat feature, the original message will be deleted, and a duplicate message will be sent to the person’s inbox instead. This prevents users from wasting their time sending the same message repeatedly.
Aside from this restriction, the Facebook Messenger Bot can be helpful in many other ways. A new Facebook user may not always have access to a computer. Using the bot, a user can have their messages appear almost instantly in their news feeds, Friend Feeds, and in their profile pages. The Bot may also be used to create a desktop shortcut or icon in a user’s system tray, which can be accessed by clicking on the Bot’s name, clicking on the” Bots” option found in the main menu, or by clicking on “My Computer” on the desktop.
Messages sent to the bot can be viewed by anyone, whether they are signed in to the account or not. However, some groups may block Messenger Bot accounts, so it may be wise to investigate the bot’s ability to send private messages before participating in groups. Another limitation is that the Bot cannot currently hold more than one account at a time and cannot be made to perform actions such as mirroring an email. If two or more people wish to have their profiles public, they will need to set each profile as private.
One feature the Bot has that allows it to interact with other users is the ability to post to another person’s account. To do this, the Bot must connect to the account it’s going to post to. Upon connecting to the account, the Bot will save all of the recent conversations it has had. These communications will then be accessible by clicking on the “posts” link that is displayed next to each individual’s name in the chat window. Chat communication is limited to a two-way text format, although voice communication is possible.
In addition, the Facebook Messenger Bot may be used as part of a larger network of Facebook accounts. If one person uses the Bot to post a message to a specific Facebook account, that person’s Bot can also be used to post a message to other Facebook accounts as well. The Bot cannot be programmed to post messages to any other social networking site or application, and is limited to only posting to the Facebook Messenger. When other users attempt to contact a user via chat, the Bot will not respond, but the other user will still be able to view the Bot’s chat logs.
The last major limitation of the Messenger Bot is that it cannot be programmed to perform tasks such as altering one’s privacy settings. The Bot cannot be programmed to clear messages from one’s account or to remove messages that have already been posted. This includes private messages, photos, videos, and any personal information stored in the Bot’s profile. Furthermore, the Bot cannot be sent messages to another person’s account without their consent. Although some may argue that once the Bot is connected to a Facebook account, it is in the ability of the user to determine what information should be viewed and what should not, there is little the Bot can do.
This bot may be a useful way for Facebook to test new features before they are rolled out to all members of the site. In this way, Facebook can determine whether or not their new program is a popular hit with its users. If it is, the Bot may become more accessible to all Facebook users. Unfortunately, until now, the capabilities of the Facebook Bot are limited.