Have you ever seen a new Facebook Messenger Bot? It's a really cool feature, as it allows you to build an automation tool that can be easily used by any individual or business and enables them to use Messenger for certain activities.
A Messenger Bot is pretty much similar to other applications on Facebook. However, you cannot actually create such an application. For this reason, I will explain how you can make your own Messenger Bot in just a few easy steps.
To begin with, you have to select a good application or tool to build your Bot. In this case, I will mention Zapier.
If you are not familiar with it, this particular tool has been designed specifically to automate various activities in your computer's operating system, application, etc. Therefore, I suggest that you download this application. It is free of charge and simple to use. There are different versions of the Zapier which you can use for different tasks.
Now you should design a short list of the functions that you want your bot to perform. This list should include things like sending and receiving message, posting status messages, downloading files, searching for websites, browsing online, writing and replying to messages, updating friends and status messages, tagging photos and videos, sharing files and more. You can get more information about each of these functions from the Zapier homepage.
Once you have chosen a good application, you can now go ahead and make a Messenger Bot. The first thing that you have to do is upload your selected list of functions onto Zapier. With Zapier, you will have to enter a unique account name and password, which will ensure that only authorized users will be able to access your account.
The next step is to download the application and import it into your bot. Make sure that you run the Bot for the first time.
You can now run your Bot application from the main menu of Facebook. It's important that you click the small cog at the top right corner of the main menu. With this option, you will be able to access and control your Bot from any computer.
The next step that you need to do is to add the different actions that you want your Bot to perform. These actions can be anything from recording and sending messages to updating friends' profiles and status.
There are Bots which can perform a lot of activities. Most of them just work as regular applications that you can find on your desktop. However, it can also do advanced stuff like searching websites and downloading files.
In the last part of the tutorial, you will be able to integrate your Bot to your system. You can do this by copying the following links: Add Account – Create Account – Add Bot Account
So there you have it. You have now learnt how to make your own Messenger Bot!