Yahoo has introduced four new algorithmically-driven bots to Facebook Messenger which will help users to stay on top of what matters to them. Users can follow stock market trends or share weather forecasts without ever leaving Messenger. And for those who long for a pet monkey, their dreams have come true.
You can try searching with these bots today by going to Facebook Messenger on your mobile phone (both iPhone or Android) and messaging @YahooFinance, @YahooNews, @YahooWeather or @MonkeyPet.
Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance), exclusively on Facebook Messenger. This bot allows you to search the latest news and information in order to stay on top of the stock market and ever-changing world of finance. Follow market trends, read finance news and play fun games, then easily share information you find interesting with your friends.
Stay on the pulse of current events by searching with the Yahoo News bot (@YahooNews) to discover trending stories and dive deeper into the news that interests you most. Even search for specific news articles to send to your friends directly in Facebook Messenger.
Start a conversation with your friends using Yahoo Weather (@YahooWeather) on Facebook Messenger. Caption and share beautiful Flickr images that bring the forecast to life.
Send as many emojis as your heart desires to MonkeyPet (@MonkeyPet), an emoji loving virtual pet that shares selfies from its “travels.”