Now you can get all the features of TechCrunch bot
Chatfuel Team, July 5, 2016
TechCrunch bot was recentlyÂ recognized by FacebookÂ as one the “top experiences on the Messenger platform”. Weâ€™re thrilled to roll out its key features to everyone and see how you use them to inspire others!
Hereâ€™s how to take advantage of the new features:
Use the TechCrunch bot template to start playing with these awesome new features, including:
Small Talk template: This feature is amazingâ€”it allows your bot to interpret your usersâ€™ requests and then chat naturally with those users. You can customize your botâ€™s answers, so it replies using your own slang. Check out TechCrunch bot to see how theyâ€™ve set up 100+ conversational rules, and how those rules work in action.
Recurrent broadcasting: Now you can send news updates automaticallyâ€”just pick any days and times you like. You can choose your userâ€™s time zone or your botâ€™s (we default to userâ€™s time zone). Then sit back and relaxâ€”no more need to publish manually.
Subscriber plugin: Now you can subscribe a user to specific RSS or Search plugin updates at any moment during the bot flow (not just by asking your users to tap Subscribe). So you can subscribe users to the best news during their onboarding, for example. Check out the TechCrunch bot to see how itâ€™s done.
Global parameters: Finally, weâ€™ve fleshed out our parameters list with per-user data from Facebook, like user name, user_id, and locale. So now you can customize your answers in our RSS, JSON, and Search plugins.