A chatbot is a computer program that allows users to interact with it through a text-based user interface. It is created so that a human can interact with the computer program, and it can interpret what a human says. It could be a translation, scheduling or even scheduling reminders.
A bot usually has a machine-like response; usually it can be programmed by humans as well. In this article, I will discuss about Facebook Messenger Bot.
Facebook messenger bots have been around for a while and were originally introduced as an SMS or text-based tool that is used for meeting and conferencing. When the technology was first introduced, it did not allow users to send calls.
After Facebook released their new messaging platform, they wanted to introduce a chat feature. This made the most sense since they wanted to attract more users to their platform, and it is now the most common communication tool for all users.
Facebook Chatbot is programmed by humans to respond to the messages users send it. It is not a 100% accurate, and it also has a drawback. The drawback is that if a user wishes to send a message to the bot, he has to type it out in detail.
Bot can sometimes misinterpret what a user wants to do; this is because the user might not really mean what he/she is trying to say. Because of this, Facebook has an option of limiting the bots' capability to limit its use.
This limitation is called the "Safe Conversations" option. The Safe Conversations is a tool that can be turned on and off whenever needed by the administrator of the bot.
The administrator of the Facebook Messenger Bot is the only one who can turn on and off the Safe Conversations. Once the administrator turned on the Safe Conversations, a single checkbox appears in the bottom-right corner of the screen, which has the "Enabled"Disabled" buttons in front of it.
When the administrator wants to disable the Safe Conversations, he/she simply turns it off. Now, the bot is disabled and there is no longer any interaction.
There are instances when multiple bots are used by different users. If multiple users are using the same bot, and one is turned on and the other one disabled, each user receives a different result.
In order to avoid problems like this, the administrator can configure the Bot to connect to the database on Facebook instead of connecting to the internet. The Bot still connects to the database on Facebook through the internet connection, but the actual results of the interaction are logged.
Because of the requirement of the administrator, Facebook Messenger Bot is mostly used as a companion to other bots such as Facebook Foursquare. There are some bots that have better interaction capabilities, but many bots are configured to run independently of others.