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Facebook Messenger developers have created 100,000 bots for Messenger in the first year of the Messenger Platform.
VP David Marcus made the announcement onstage during a keynote presentation at F8, an annual conference for developers making products for Facebook platforms.
“Now we’ve doubled messages between business and people to two billion messages a month, and more than 100,000 bots on the platform. That’s up from 33,000 last September. That’s crazy,” Marcus said.
The initial Messenger Platform, announced onstage at F8 a year ago, was created to allow businesses and third-party developers to make their own bots.
The F8 conference is taking place April 18-19 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California.