Facebook will soon integrate Spotify and Apple Music into its messaging app, Messenger. The company, during Facebook F8 developer conference, has introduced a new tool known as Chat Extensions, through which one could use these services in the Messenger.
“Music on Messenger is going to be a good thing this year,” said Facebook’s David Marcus. The integration will help users to search for an artist or song and share the music into the chat, without opening any third-party apps. Further, the person who receives can play the music right within Messenger, however, it is still not clear whether the music will be played in a synchronised way between the chat participants.
Currently, only Apple Music and Spotify will be integrated into Messenger, however, being open to third-party developers, we might see other streaming apps might be introduced in a while.
Meanwhile, the Facebook Messenger will also have a separate Discover tab that will allow people to find the bot for Messenger they’re looking for in an intuitive and thoughtful way, right from the home screen in Messenger. Further, Chat Extensions allows multiple people to chat with the same business at the same time.
The recently launched Messenger’s AI assistant can now order food for you through delivery.com and the company also claims to have bumped up the gaming platform through game bots. Smart Replies will help Facebook Pages to respond most FAQs in a more convenient way while Hand-over Protocol is a new way for businesses to work with multiple developers for different experiences on Messenger.