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The Facebook Messenger platform, one year later

Here at F8, Facebook Messenger honcho David Marcus began his presentation by acknowledging that last year’s big Messenger news, the introduction of AI-powered bots, was greeted with lots of skepticism. But he also shared some stats on the platform’s progress: • Businesses now send two billion Messenger messages a month, including both automated ones and ones … Continue reading “The Facebook Messenger platform, one year later”

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Here at F8, Facebook Messenger honcho David Marcus began his presentation by acknowledging that last year’s big Messenger news, the introduction of AI-powered bots, was greeted with lots of skepticism. But he also shared some stats on the platform’s progress:
• Businesses now send two billion Messenger messages a month, including both automated ones and ones where a human is involved.
• There are now 100,000 bots on the platform, up from 33,000 in September.
• The Messenger platform has 100,000 developers.

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Harry McCracken is the technology editor for Fast Company, based in San Francisco. In past lives, he was editor at large for Time magazine, founder and editor of Technologizer, and editor of PC World.

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