The Facebook ChatBot, known as "Q," is a new member of the bot family that joins several competitors in the bot arena. Though some bot developers and marketers do not like to admit it, the Facebook Messenger Bot is now poised to become the standard by which all bot builders will measure the competition.
The "Q" bot has been developed and is being operated by Facebook employees. Facebook does not sell its bots to developers directly. Rather, it works with a variety of bot development companies to develop bots for its user base.
Since this Facebook integration is the first app of its kind, users have the ability to send messages from their Facebook news feed. They can also chat in groups that are called "groups." As far as advertising goes, Facebook Messenger will be able to send these messages in order to generate more revenue.
On the desktop, Facebook does not share a server with any other company. Developers are expected to pay Facebook directly for messaging services on the desktop. There is no question that Facebook's servers will not be part of the conversation because the company has stated that users will not have access to these pages unless they are connected to Facebook.
At the same time, there is no doubt that Facebook will receive revenue from selling ad space on the apps that it has integrated with Q. Facebook Messenger will promote products or company ads without the user having to pay a dime for it. Developers may run Facebook advertising campaigns as well, though this option is often limited. Most developers are willing to put up the necessary advertising space without having to pay upfront.
Users will continue to pay a subscription fee every month to Facebook. However, they will only pay for something that they want to use. In other words, they won't be paying for any type of app that they don't feel they need or want.
The Facebook Messenger Bot will offer users the option to schedule messages for a specific time period. These messages will be sent directly from Facebook to the phone or mobile device, and then uploaded into the user's news feed. Once the user opens the message, he or she will be able to respond directly from their phone.
One limitation of Facebook Messenger Bot is that it can't interact with the Facebook website. Although the developers claim that the "Q" bot can integrate with any site, this isn't necessarily true. After speaking with several Facebook engineers, they are adamant that users can't simply leave their Facebook profile on any website and expect for the messages that they sent to be saved.
Users will be able to connect their bot to a range of accounts, but this will only be possible if they want to do so. One thing is for sure: the Facebook engineers will never allow users to access another user's profile. In order to do so, they have to give a code to the user.
Facebook will provide a way for users to import and export all of their messages, images, groups, and other features. This service will be available to users after signing up for a free account. This feature will enable users to create various accounts for a variety of purposes.
By adding various different uses to the Q bot, Facebook will be able to expand its business and reach a wider audience. There are also some things that Facebook Messenger Bot won't be able to do. The bot will not be able to send emails, send links to external websites, manage email addresses, or handle all of the tasks that regular mobile phones can.
Despite these limitations, the Facebook Chatbot is the most popular application that Facebook users have tried to integrate. It also shows the promise of what developers can do with a Facebook application.