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Ended the M
Facebook M the text-based virtual assistant was launched in
August 2015 and after a journey of 2.5 years in January 2018
Facebook declared to end this feature. The Facebook M feature
automatically completes certain tasks of the users like shopping,
arranging gift deliveries, reserving restaurant tables etc.
As per the reports the feature was used only by a few thousand
people with the Messenger as a text-based personal assistant.
Facebook officially announced the end of its M feature and said
that 19th Jan, 2018 will be the last day of the M feature.
However, the social networking giant hasn’t fully ended its work
on artificial intelligence and the company will continue their
Facebook bot development. So for now we can expect a
updated version of M.
Facebook also gave a short closing statement regarding their
virtual chat assistant feature M, which is mentioned below.
“We launched this project to learn what people needed and
expected of an assistant, and we learned a lot,” said a Facebook
spokesperson. “We’re taking these useful insights to power other
AI projects Facebook. We continue to be very pleased with the
performance of M suggestions in Messenger, powered by our
learnings from this experiment.”
The M feature works quite a bit like an AI Chatbot, and was
going quite well but, as their are so many better AI features
available in the market like siri or cortana, it has to come to an