Fast forward another 20 years and Chat Bots are all back with a vengeance, this time with an improved value proposition (almost) real-time access to rich content services and native language applications. Virtual primer. What is a Facebook Chat Bot? Digital Insights research, carried out in Egypt, Honduras, and Palestine highlighted the popular use of Facebook and FB Messenger by the marginalized communities where DAI and local development implementers are working. Remarkably, we found that Facebook Chat Bots were being used to facilitate conversation among those who might otherwise not have been able to connect at least not in a traditional, face-to-face way. In short, Facebook Chat Bots are helping people who would not have otherwise been able to get online.
Step one: Develop a Facebook Chat Bot for a niche market.
Step two: Make it attractive to potential customers.
Step three: Make it popular.
Step four: Make it useful to everyone.
That's it. Pretty simple, right?
So, how do you go from "potential customers" to "everyone who wants one"? Frankly, there are two options. The first option is to replicate what existing social media company do, which is to leverage existing platforms to attract targeted audiences. You could do that by using Facebook Chat Bots to streamline conversations on your wall, fan pages, or wherever else you might want to engage with your audience. If you already have an established business presence on Facebook, then, by all means, take full advantage of what the site offers.
If you're new to social media, however, I suggest you start small. That means you shouldn't put together a full-featured chattel ChatBot builder right off the bat. Instead, start out with something simpler, like a Facebook page or wall. It won't be easy, but it'll give you a good idea of what you can do. As you learn more about Facebook and its underlying technologies, you can take more complex steps. For now, keep things simple.
To get started with chatbot technology, there are two quick tips that I'd like to share with you. The first tip is related to Facebook itself. Since Facebook is primarily a social networking site, you may have already noticed the "Like" and "Share" buttons that appear when you post an image, post a video, or write a blog entry. If you haven't yet used these tools, I encourage you to do so.
The second quick tip relates to how you can use Facebook chattel to automate common tasks. A new block, for instance, can be created by clicking on New Block in the top right-hand corner of the chatbox. Once you've chosen your block, you'll be asked to enter a text. You can then assign a default answer, which is the bot's response to whatever question you put into the text box.
By pressing the "Block Set" key while the text box is filled out, you'll have your first custom chattel response. Your bot will reply by typing "ok" in a friendly tone, then repeating your default response as you type. To have your chatbot customize even more, simply give it a word or phrase and let it do the rest. (For example, if you asked your chatbox to send you a picture, you can type "send me a picture" or simply say "colorize my photo" and then hit return to send it).
In this brief guide, we've gone over three quick tips that you can begin using today to create personalized Facebook responses. Like the way Messenger Bot works, these are things you can start doing today by navigating to the chat settings and clicking on Customization and settings. From there, you can input your own text and set up your bot with anything you like. Keep in mind, though, that even a well-designed Facebook Chatbot will still be unable to write original sentences by itself! Be sure to provide a thoughtful, original response for each message you send!