Almost two months back Facebook announced Bots support for Facebook Messenger. Any company, service can create a Messenger bot to serve more to the Facebook users.
Skyscanner, a popular travel portal for Flight, Train, Bus ticket bookings launched its service on Facebook Messenger in the form a chat bot. The service responds to the natural language doubts you expressed while communicating with the bot.
For example, in the above image just I answered the source, destination details as Hyderabad and Goa and provided my travel, return dates. That’s it, The Skyscanner chat bot pulled the most relevant data from its servers and placed in front of me within a couple of secs. We can ask more tailored questions while planning the travel.
If you want to test this new service, you can access it Here. Skyscanner is the simple example for how Facebook Messenger bots are going to play a significant role in our lives. We may come across more useful and sophisticated Messenger bots in near future.