Line is the latest mobile messaging app to introduce bots

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 2:26 PM

Kik launched its bot shop earlier this week, and presently Japan’s Line has followed suit. Line first announced its plans latest month, amid a series of new features for its service, and today it began enabling developers to create bots.

Line is the latest mobile messaging app to introduce bots

The bots are coming! Facebook is hotly tipped to open its Messenger platform for bots at its F8 following week, and that’s appears to have trigger numerous rivals into moving first. Kik launched its bot shop earlier this week, and presently Japan’s Line has followed suit.

Line first announced its plans latest month, amid a series of new features for its service, and today it began enabling developers to create bots. Line is initially capping things with just 10.000 ‘trial’ bots open on a first come, first serve basis. Bots will be Ltd to fifty friends — or fifty accounts that they serve — which is further proof that this is a very much a test before a wider rollout.

There’s nothing much to speak of right presently for finish users, but with the tech presently in the hands of developers, we could look the first Line bots roll out soon.

The Line service counts two hundred fifteen million active users, two-thirds of whom are based in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and Indonesia. The company had previously offered bot-like official accounts for brands that pay to utilize its platform to connect and interact with users, but presently it's opening things up. Line said previously that it believes bots will be used to automatize tasks love customer service, media distribution, managing smart residence products and food reservations and bookings. See out for every other messaging app below the Sunday launching its bot strategy very soon.

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