Tonigh day at Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference, the company announced that it will make Messenger’s API available to third party developers.
“We’ve been building Messenger as a way to express yourselves in more than just text,” Mark Zuckerberg
Messenger Content Apps
The Messenger content apps will be accessible from a triple-dot button in the composer next to options to add photos or stickers. Users will be able to get deeplinked into their phone’s app store to download these Messenger companion apps. From there, users can create content like animated GIFs and special effects-laden videos, or discover content, and then instantly share it to friends through Messenger.
Initial Messenger content app partners include ESPN, Bitmoji, JibJab, Legend, Ultratest, Ditty, Giphy, FlipLip, ClipDis, Memes, PicCollage, Kanvas, JJ Abrams’ studio Bad Robot’s Action Mobie FX, Boostr, Camoji, Cleo Video Texting, Clips, Dubsmash, Effectify, EmotionAR, EMU, Fotor, Gif Keyboard, GifJam, Hook’d, Imgur, Imoji, Keek, Magisto, Meme Generator, Noah Camera, Pic Stitch, PingTank, Score! on Friends, Selfied, Shout, StayFilm, Facebook Stickered, Strobe, Tackl, Talking Tom, Tempo, The Weather Channel, to.be Camera, and Wordeo.
To learn more about Businesses on Messenger, head to Messenger.com/business.