Facebook has announced a new Facebook Messenger Bot feature. The new feature will allow users to put their profile pictures into Messenger when they're posting messages. This is great news for those of us who hate it when someone replies to our message, when we have a picture of ourselves with the person we're replying to, but want them to see that we are not trying to hide anything.
So now, you can add your picture to your Messenger conversation when you're in a group or chat room. It looks like this:
You can't remove it from your conversation, however. But if you put that picture onto your own Messenger profile, you can remove it when you post a message to everyone else's profile.
Facebook is still holding back some information about the new feature. It tells me it will be released at the end of February, but it also says there is still a lot of work to do on the product before it launches. There are two features that are still coming online before it gets released, however.
First, there are groups for people to communicate in. They will allow you to leave and comment on group messages without having to go through your own profile. This will make it easier for people to respond to each other. However, it can't be a big deal for all the communication to happen in one place.
Second, Facebook is also announcing a new tool for making money by using Messenger Bot. It's called the Messenger Floor Money Manager, and it uses the Messenger Bot to find people who are near the floor and then gives them virtual tips and tricks on how to make money with it.
It has these lines:
Thisis just one of the new features Facebook is introducing with its Messenger Money Manager. There are many more that it is launching before it releases them to everyone.
As you can see, Facebook is not shying away from launching something that may come in handy. In fact, Facebook wants to have an app that can help you earn money or get money, but not both at the same time.
All of these new features should add to the fun of Facebook's social network. And it will definitely lead to a bigger conversation happening between friends.
When I started using the site a few years ago, I would have found it very boring. But it's changed my outlook on life. There's just so much to read, see, and learn that I would rather be out in the world than sitting at home watching TV.
It's not clear yet how long it will take Facebook to release all of the new features. But as I've said before, they have my attention. I hope Facebook doesn't hold back any more, but they'll probably give me more for my money if they do.