NY Times Uses Facebook Messenger for Election Updates

Make friends with a bot.

The New York Times is using Facebook Messenger to keep readers informed during the last weeks before the election.

The NYT Politics bot will allow users to interact via Messenger to get info on the latest polls, breaking news and daily election forecast predictions from The Upshot.

Users will also be able to correspond with Times politics reporter Nicholas Confessore via pre-written texts, like “What else?” “Forecast” and “I’m good for now.”