Stay up to date with the latest news in the chatbots and messaging space
📱 Facebook reveals 80% of adults and 91% of teens use messaging apps every day. The platform also revealed that messaging apps boost our social interaction.
📊 Google introduced a new chatbot analytics platform called Chatbase to more easily analyze and optimize chatbots
🤖 Facebook shuts down robots after they invent their own language
👻 Netsafe, an online safety group, created a chatbot called Re:scam that will engage spammers in an interminable conversation to waste their time.
👦👧 Messenger Kids: An app designed for kids 6-12 to connect with their family and friends, with parental controls to ensure they do so safely. It includes realtime video chat with AR effects for more fun!
🏆 Tencent, the Chinese internet giant behind the WeChat messaging app, has surpassed Facebook in value after it became the first company in China to be worth more than $500bn
👮 Telegram is taking measures to block terror related channels on its platform. The action comes after the Indonesian government announced that it will ban the app if it does not extend protocols to get rid of channels that encourage terrorism.
🎞 WhatsApp rolls out new update: You can soon watch YouTube videos within the messaging app