The Wall Street Journal's Facebook Messenger Bot Delivers News On-Demand

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 30, 2016
References: theguardian & facebook
The Wall Street Journal now has its own Facebook Messenger bot that allows people to discover what's going on in the world through an interactive news format.

The Messenger bot responds to commands and gives out data on stock prices, news headlines and other financial metrics on an individual or pair of companies when prompted. While many Facebook Messenger bots are setting themselves apart as characters that are able to engage users in animated dialogue, this one takes a no-nonsense approach to delivering the news in a quick and responsive format.

A number of other Facebook Messenger bots have emerged as of late, helping fans to connect with their favorite (artificially intelligent) TV show characters, order fast food and find out about the weather in a more conversational way. These chat-based formats quickly deliver accurate responses better than most apps, social media platforms and websites.