Facebook is adding a new interesting functionality to it Messanger app. This is a "bot" (assisstant) that'll help facilitate micro-transactions within the app between friends.
Imagine a friend owes you some money. Good news now you'll be able to get refunded directly from the app. That new functionality uses a machine learning base algorithm that is able to spot when you're talking money with your friends and when they owe you some. This will display a button below the message that'll propose them to pay you back. The debtor can click on the button to pay the specified amount by entering his/her bank account number that would have been save in the Messenger app beforehand.
It was already possible for us to pay from friends to friends on Facebook since last year. This feature is for now only available in the USA.
Messenger also welcoms surveys
In addition to that, Techcrunch has spotted in a new version of Messenger the ability to make surveys. As it name implies, you'll be able to send questions to your Messenger group with a list of possible answers for your friends.
Facebook had added surveys to it web platform and app. This was later on followed up by other social networks such as Twitter and Google+. Interesting to see this feature deported on a messaging app. Hope to see Facebook do the same for Whatsapp ;)
Source : 01net