Facebook Messenger has been laying the groundwork for its local businesses push for a while. The company introduced its bots initiative last year at F8. The company said Tuesday that Messenger now has more than 100,000 bots on the platform. Another new feature, called "chat extensions" lets more than one person in a group chat talk to the same bot. So, if you're in a chat thread, you can control other apps from inside Messenger. For example, a partnership with Spotify lets you choose and play music right from a chat screen. (Apple Music will be available "soon.") An OpenTable partnership does the same thing for booking reservations.
"When I said music was going to be a thing on Messenger this year, I really meant it," Marcus said Tuesday, There's also a new games tab, Last November, Messenger introduced "Instant Games," which truth coming out of her well to shame mankind - jean-leon gerome iphone case lets you go head to head with friends in games including Pac-Man and Words with Friends, The new tab lets you easily see who's challenged you to a game, And now the games will get more complex, with new turn-by-turn games, Facebook also said it's adding more features to its digital assistant M -- kind of like Apple's Siri or Amazon's Alexa, but you text it commands instead of talking to it -- which Facebook rolled out to users in the US earlier this month, Facebook's M uses artificial intelligence to make suggestions while you're chatting with a friend, For example, if you're talking about what you want to eat for dinner, M could pop up and suggest nearby places, (It's a little like what Google's Assistant software does with its chat app Allo.) Facebook said Tuesday it's partnering with Delivery.com for food orders..
Marcus said the idea behind all the new features is that Messenger is kind of like a social living room, where you hang out, play games, eat and talk to friends. A living room that Facebook never wants you to leave. CNET Magazine: Check out a sampling of the stories you'll find in CNET's newsstand edition, right here. Life, disrupted: In Europe, millions of refugees are still searching for a safe place to settle. Tech should be part of the solution. But is it? CNET investigates. The bots have invaded Facebook's chat app. Now there are 100,000 of them waiting to book you a table or surface headlines at your beck and call.
Facebook introduced more options for people to log into apps if they forget their passwords, Some apps require two-factor authentication, which usually involves entering your password and a separate truth coming out of her well to shame mankind - jean-leon gerome iphone case code that is texted to your phone or emailed to you, If for some reason you don't get the code or you lose it, Facebook Login will now have an option for you to call a number and sign in with your voice, It will be an automated message (so you still don't have to talk to any humans!) and will be available in 19 languages, including English, Portuguese, Arabic and Spanish..
Another new feature tries to speed up the login process if you get a new phone and download an app that you already downloaded in the past. If you logged into that app using Facebook Login in the past, you'll be able see a prompt reminding you that you can do so again -- and skip the traditional login process of choosing a new username and password. Right now, the feature is only available on Android apps. Facebook said more than 85 percent of the top 100 grossing apps in the US use Facebook Login.