Facebook Messenger, under former PayPal CEO David Marcus, has taken a totally new direction from where it was last year. After introducing features like cash transfers, voice calling among others, the service could now boast a virtual assistant. Also Read - Happy Friendship Day 2021: How to send Friendship Day wishes Stickers on WhatsAppAlso Read - Facebook is finally bringing 'smart glasses' in collaboration with Ray-Ban
According to The Information s Amir Efrati, Facebook is working on integrating a virtual assistant, internally known as Moneypenny , into the messaging platform. While it will take on the likes of Apple s Siri, Google Now and Cortana, there is one aspect that will separate Moneypenny from its closest rivals. Also Read - Google, Facebook make vaccination mandatory for employees returning to office
The service will let users ask real people for help about particular things. According to the report, users will be able to ask for help in researching and buying products and services. Efrati however writes, It’s also unclear what features the service will begin with and how exactly Facebook will fulfill requests.
Since Facebook split Messenger from its native app last year, the messaging app has evolved into a platform boasting a number of features. In addition to letting developers integrate their apps on the platform, Facebook has been rolling out various new features that include sending stickers, sharing videos or their location, making phone calls, sending money to friends, and more recently added games to the platform as well. The idea behind going the WeChat and LINE way is that users, particularly youngsters, these days are looking for more features than simple messaging from these apps.
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