Facebook’s intelligent assistant M has learned some new tricks, like how to suggest when to save videos shared on Facebook Messenger, when to celebrate a friend’s birthday, or when to make voice or video calls.
M makes suggestions by analyzing text used in conversation to recognize when you may want to do something like create a calendar event, hail an Uber ride, or make peer-to-peer payments. If someone asks “Where are you?” M detects the intent and suggests that you share your location. M suggestions first debuted in April.
New M features announced today will suggest videos, Facebook posts, and pages to save, or if it’s a friend’s birthday M may suggest you send them a sticker, card, or video.
Earlier this month, M learned how to speak Spanish for users in the United States and Mexico.
Facebook is also currently testing M suggestions with bots, beginning with Delivery.com.
The M personal assistant first debuted for a small batch of private testers in 2015 but reportedly had difficulty operating like other assistants. A report from The Information published in February found that 70 percent of M interactions still relied on help from humans.