Tech Tuesday: Facebook Messenger bots to try - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Tech Tuesday: Facebook Messenger bots to try

(KFVS) -

A lot of us use Facebook Messenger to chat, but have you tried one of its bots?

Bots are applications that respond to your commands and perform a specific task like order flowers, or even a pizza!

And there are a lot out there. At last count there where more than 11,000 bots connected to Facebook.

Here are a few to try:

  • Poncho sends you a message in the morning and afternoon with a weather brief.
  • Instalocate tracks flights in real-time. Just ask it where your flight number is, if it's landed or if it's on time.
  • You can ask the HealthTap bot a question about what's ailing you, and it will send you a series of articles it thinks pertain to your described symptoms.
  • Domino's lets you order a pie in a few taps. Log in to your account and re-order previous pizzas or track the status of your current order.
  • Hello Jarvis is a personal assistant, just tell it your current timezone and then set reminders. 
  • Alex WikiMessenger is a shortcut app to get you to Wikipedia articles. Type a message about a topic, and Alex will display the pertinent articles. It replies with a Facebook message to remind you when tasks are due. 
  • 1-800 Flowers is an easy way to order a bouquet without going to the website. Enter a delivery address, then choose the flower type and customize an arrangement all within Messenger.
  • Lazyset automatically makes a Spotify playlist based on your taste. Enter some favorite artists and let it do the work

You can find these bots and more, by searching for them while in Facebook Messenger.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2016 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • SIUC nets international award for eclipse events

    SIUC nets international award for eclipse events

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-06-21 03:00:40 GMT
    According to SIU Carbondale, the university events during the eclipse have been recognized with a grand gold award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).  (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)According to SIU Carbondale, the university events during the eclipse have been recognized with a grand gold award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).  (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)

    According to SIU Carbondale, the university events during the eclipse have been recognized with a grand gold award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). 

    According to SIU Carbondale, the university events during the eclipse have been recognized with a grand gold award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). 

  • 22 cyclists bike across America to fight MS and help Carbondale woman

    22 cyclists bike across America to fight MS and help Carbondale woman

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:22 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:22:21 GMT
    Cyclist Tony Damiano said doing this kind of work gives him a new perspective on things we take for granted (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)Cyclist Tony Damiano said doing this kind of work gives him a new perspective on things we take for granted (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)

    More than two dozens cyclist are biking from coast to coast to raise money for MS.

    More than two dozens cyclist are biking from coast to coast to raise money for MS.

  • More than $2M of methamphetamine seized in bust

    More than $2M of methamphetamine seized in bust

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:10 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:10:41 GMT
    According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Office, 60 pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine was seized in a two day in a multi-agency drug investigation. (Source: McCracken Co. Sheriff Office)According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Office, 60 pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine was seized in a two day in a multi-agency drug investigation. (Source: McCracken Co. Sheriff Office)

    According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Office, 60 pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine was seized in a two day in a multi-agency drug investigation.

    According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Office, 60 pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine was seized in a two day in a multi-agency drug investigation.

Powered by Frankly