In the latest update today Facebook Messenger gets ‘M’ Assistance support in the USA. You will get suggestion while you are replying to someone’s message according to the conversation. It’s like someone ask you ‘Where are you?’ , it will suggest you to give him the location.
This is not a full-fledge mobile assistant like Google Now or Siri or Cortana or newly launched Samsung Bixby. It is almost same like the google now works in the messenger app Google Allo. Assistant M also offers a variety of range through a pop-up bubble.
- Sending stickers: M shares fun sticker suggestions for your daily life interactions like “Thank you” or “Bye-bye.”
- Paying or requesting money: M recognizes when people are discussing payments and gives them the option of easily sending or requesting money.
- Sharing your location: M can suggest an option to share your location during a conversation.
- Making plans: If people are talking about getting together, M helps coordinating a plan.
- Starting a poll (in group conversations only): Have a hard time making decisions in a group? M lets you set a poll topic and vote in group conversations.
- Getting a Ride: Talking about going somewhere? M suggests “Get A Ride” and shares an option of Lyft or Uber.
Today we’re excited to announce the launch of suggestions from M to everyone in the US. M is your helpful assistant in Messenger, powered by artificial intelligence. M offers suggestions by popping into an open conversation to suggest relevant content and capabilities to enrich the way people communicate and get things done.
As for now M suggestion suggest you only in United States. Also the android & iOS users will get the benefit from today. There is no words for the windows phone users till now.
So Facebook begin their AI journey as Facebook Messenger gets ‘M’ Assistance support. Facebook says we should expect to see more AI-powered features that enhance the overall experience. As a result we hope that we can see further implementation of AI in the other apps like official Facebook App or in Instagram.