Social networking giant Facebook would unveil a ‘Bot Store’ for its Messenger app at its upcoming F8 developer conference in April. The ‘Bot Store’ may allow users to download a range of automated programs which they could interact with through Messenger, the independent reported. A Messenger Bot Store would have far-reaching consequences not only for entrepreneurs and investors, but also developers and designers, experts said. Also Read - Facebook smartwatch to feature cameras alongside fitness functions: Yes, detachable cameras!
“The rise of chat-based user interfaces will mark a fundamental shift that is going to change the types of applications that get developed and the style of service development,” said Sam Lessin, CEO of Fin Exploration company. Also Read - WhatsApp Multi-device support confirmed, public beta rollout begins in two months: Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Messenger is an instant messaging service and software application which provides text and voice communication. Integrated with Facebook’s web-based Chat feature and built on the open MQTT protocol, Messenger lets Facebook users chat with friends both on mobile and on the main website.