In response to the new Facebook Messenger capabilities announced at F8, TechCrunch unveiled a new way for its readers to discover tailored news content.
There are several ways to interact with the bot. In addition to being able to subscribe to topics of interest, authors or favorite sections of TechCrunch's website, users will also be able to ask questions and get an answer on the spot. To keep updated on new developments in the tech industry, the bot will send notifications and suggestions based on preferred topics that a user tends to frequent on the site. Over time, this data is used to make the bot even better at providing recommendations.
TechCrunch promises that the new Facebook Messenger chat bot "will help our readers get the news they want from us in a more conversational way."