Facebook has designed a Facebook Chatbot. It will give a bot access to the social network, but not all users can send Facebook messages with this bot.
Facebook said that, "The ability to use the Messenger platform to send Facebook messages, create and manage groups, video chat with friends, and share web pages is currently limited to users who are members of the Facebook developer community or who have opted in to receive a Messenger beta invite." While it's true that only people with permission to receive a Facebook Messenger Bot beta invite may use the new bots, Facebook added some additional disclaimers, such as "In the future, developers can be granted access to a wide range of new functionality from Facebook by taking part in the beta program. In addition, other partners are developing applications that enable friends to communicate with each other across Facebook."
Facebook initially developed the bot to help improve its own Messenger app. Users can choose between Facebook's mobile apps for Android and iOS. The messaging app has a number of features, including a shared browsing history, Activity Feed, Moments for sharing, and a News Feed full of news stories and photos from your friends. There are a number of links that let you see what your friends are up to on Facebook.
Facebook has also created a Facebook Messenger Bot called Chat Streamer. Chat Streamer lets users chat in the same way they would chat in a group. Users can also post videos and share pages.
Facebook created the bot because they wanted it to help them gather data about how people use their app. It appears that the Facebook Messenger Bot has been successful in that role.
We will find out when the Facebook Messenger Bot is released that it will be useful to a lot of users. Until then, you may want to try chatting with it in the YouTube app and see if you can chat with your friends in a group. You can also try joining a group.
If you're curious, what you'll do with the Facebook Messenger Bot, click on the link below to read the description about the Facebook Messenger Bot on the Facebook website. There is also a blog about the product. Try finding these blogs and comments by searching on "Facebook Messenger Bot."
Some developers may wonder why the Facebook Messenger Bot isn't available to everyone. The reason they provide is that there are restrictions for using the Facebook Messenger Bot.
"We have limited the API's we make available to many partners due to security and privacy concerns. The most widely used API is the private API, which has been designed to provide fast, secure and reliable communication between Facebook servers and the web clients."
"The decision was made not to allow it to be distributed through third-party application stores, like Apple or Google, as those store systems already had hundreds of thousands of apps for their customers. For companies who operate their own proprietary store for apps, it would make more sense to make an API available directly through their store, rather than restrict distribution of our own."
This does seem strange, since the Facebook Messenger Bot doesn't work with any application on its own. The Facebook Messenger Bot is just another feature that is included in the Facebook app, not something you must download and install, so why limit access to it?
Facebook will allow the Facebook Messenger Bot to send messages to users in a group, but users can send messages to each other directly. The Facebook Messenger Bot only works with groups, not with a user alone.