Facebook Analytics for Apps Now Supports Messenger Bots; FbStart Program Welcomes Bot Developers

Facebook announced Monday that Analytics for Apps now support bots, and bot developers are welcome in its FbStart program.

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If you still think chat bots for Messenger are a passing fad, think again: Facebook announced Monday that Analytics for Apps now support bots, and bot developers are welcome in its FbStart program.

Chat bots for Messenger debuted as part of the social network’s introduction of Messenger Platform at F8 in April, and Sridharan Ramanathan said in a blog post that more than 34,000 bots have been created for the messaging application since then.

Ramanathan said the addition of support for bots to Facebook’s Analytics for Apps marks the first “analytics solution for bots in the industry to provide actionable insights and transparency,” adding:

With this new free tool, you’ll be able to view reports on messages sent, messages received and people who block or unblock your app—without having to add additional code.

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