Messenger bots: Get answers to your questions with GIFs, audio, video, and more

Facebook launched third-party bots in April, which offer assistance ranging from responding to queries, to actual delivery of daily news update, now the social network claims there are more than 11,000 of such bots active on Facebook.

With the bots revolution, the company is building new features  — and if developers enable them, may soon show up in your favorite bots.

Albeit, bots only respond to certain commands, which can make the whole experience pretty tedious. But with a persistent menu, users will have quick access to key commands for the bots.

Facebook will be offering quick-reply buttons to make interactions with the various bots more efficient.

As much of the bots already offer Yes/No response buttons or next steps, such as the option to view news story in your browser.

Messenger bots will be able to offer up to 10 quick response buttons, but only the response you choose will appear in the chat history. Also, bots can send GIFs, audio clips, and video clips in their responses, as well as regular files.

The obvious advantage of using this service is that bots can offer richer responses such as audio, video, and an entertaining Seinfeld GIF to go along.
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