Think that you want to build a messenger bot, but have no idea where to start? Are you worried that you’re not a developer and so you can’t even begin to imagine how to create a messenger bot? Don’t worry about it! You won’t believe how easy it is to create a messenger bot and with the right tools, you can create one in just a few minutes.
The first thing you need is an account on the messaging app you want to run a bot on. First do some research to determine which messaging apps have bot capabilities. Not all of them do but Skype, Google Hangouts, Twitter, and Telegram are just a few out there that support messenger bots. These apps just need to be downloaded, registered to, and in some cases, such as Facebook, a page (not a profile) will need to be created in order to run the bot from.
The second thing you need is a bot-building platform such as Dialogflow, Monkey Mobile, or Wit.ai. These platforms will take you through building your bot step-by-step and provide you with the most basic functions your bot can perform. There are tons of these bot-building software out there. Just perform a simple Google search for “messenger bot creation software” and take a look through the list for the one that will best suit your needs. The hardest part is deciding on one, and then you are well on your way to creating your very own messenger bot!
Choose the right platform, and you’ll be surprised at just how much your bot can do. Think it can only interact with customers? Think again, and stay tuned to learn how another important way your messenger bot can help you and your business!