Many people who are new to Facebook have wondered about the official chatbot. While it does perform many of the functions of a standard bot, is it more than a glorified version of the standard Facebook chatbot? Is it possible to implement a Facebook Messenger ChatBot?
Facebook Messenger bots are only available on Facebook for now. If you wish to make a bot that can be used anywhere, Facebook's HTML implementation limits the ability to open URLs in the browser. So it is impossible to use a Facebook Messenger ChatBot on Twitter, or any other social network.
But as Facebook continues to expand its offerings, they should begin to develop tools that allow other applications to be connected to Facebook. Currently, Facebook offers a contact manager and an in-line edit option for accounts. These are basic features that could allow the user to "connect" a Facebook Chat Bot with another application.
Facebook's Facebook Messenger Bot is not a very advanced conversational AI yet. And while a very simple online bot could use this capability, Facebook Messenger Bots needs to improve its current capabilities. But most of all, the potential for improved development of chat bot has not been realized at this time.
What the Facebook Messenger Bot will use the code from the FBML tag to parse HTML, and HTML-like tags to automatically create a BBLanguage. The BBLanguage will be basically a base language that allows the bot to create different languages that the users can input into the "Message" function. The Facebook Messenger Bot will also use the FBML (Facebook 's online language) to get further instructions to the user when they start using the Facebook Messenger Bot. This gives the user the chance to actually see how the user and the bot communicate.
When the user starts typing into the web browser, they'll be provided with a menu with which they can do everything from the Facebook Messenger Bot. The bot will even ask the user if they would like to see their messages being sent to other people.
Perhaps the biggest challenge facing Facebook in the future will be in the "simplicity" of the social networking site. While Facebook Messenger Bots should eventually become simple enough for everyone to use, they are not currently and will not be immediate.
Since so many people still use computers and have not switched to mobile devices, Facebook should also start designing for simpler phones. This includes allowing a user to type in their Facebook username to send messages to friends.
Facebook is also working on products that would enable others to "hack" the Facebook Messenger Bot to communicate more effectively. I don't think that Facebook will ever reach this state, but I do believe that it will become easier for some users to get "interactive" with their bots.
A Facebook Messenger Bot is, right now, only designed to send messages to friends. Other possibilities include sending messages to your entire friend list, as well as provide added contact information, such as phone numbers and email addresses. While I don't think that Facebook should be able to tell people where to send you messages, I do believe that the current status quo is unhealthy for the social networking site.
I'm not necessarily suggesting that you develop a Facebook Messenger ChatBot in order to market service. Instead, I'd suggest that you use Facebook Messenger Bots as a tool to provide value to those who visit your website.
And remember that there is no inherent conflict between Facebook and its users. Facebook and Messenger chatbots are completely separate entities.