We think you should be able to message a business, in the same way you would message a friend.” — Mark Zuckerberg at F8 in 2016.Facebook has jumped fully on the conversational commerce bandwagon and is betting big that it can turn its popular Messenger app into a business messaging powerhouse.By clicking Join Now, you agree to the Terms and Conditions.
The Facebook Messenger API enables rich interactive UI elements to be included as a part of chats, which I think points to a future of conversational UIs that are not limited to text chats or voice commands, but which weave together maps, product photos, comparison tools, and other interactive elements (cards? Amazon’s Echo device has been a surprise hit, reaching over 3M units sold in less than 18 months.
Although part of this success can be attributed to the massive awareness-building power of the homepage, the device receives positive reviews from customers and experts alike, and has even prompted Google to develop its own version of the same device, Google Home.
The company first integrated peer-to-peer payments into Messenger in 2015, and then launched a full chatbot API so businesses can create interactions for customers to occur within the Facebook Messenger app.
You can order flowers from 1–800-Flowers, browse the latest fashion and make purchases from Spring, and order an Uber, all from within a Messenger chat.
We’ve applied some of these concepts in our current project Dealspotr, to help more shoppers save more money through intelligent use of technology and social product design.
We Chat was created by Chinese holding company Tencent three years ago.
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Two trends — the exploding popularity of mobile messaging apps and advances in artificial intelligence — are coinciding to enable a new generation of tools that enable brands to communicate with customers in powerful new ways at reduced cost.
You can call it digital flirting; that is what sending flirty text messages back and forth through mobile phones is now being called.
Sexting, as it is commonly known, evolved out of ‘sex’ and ‘texting’ and became popular during 21 century.