Facebook Messenger rolls out AR and other enhancements at its F8 developer conference
While several companies tout their success using the platform, Kia and Octane AI announce new Messenger integrations
Facebook announced new tools for its Messenger platform, including the ability to use augmented reality (AR), at its F8 developer conference Tuesday.
Businesses send and receive 8 billion messages through Messenger every month. The ability for businesses to create bots in the Messenger platform was introduced in 2016.
In an announcement and update on his Facebook blog, David Marcus, vice president of Messenger, touted the tool’s current success: “To date, there are over 300,000 active bots on Messenger … that’s 4x the amount of messages exchanged since just last year.” The post said that 1.3 billion people use the service each month.