It looks like Facebook has big plans for Messenger – and you’re not going to like them.

According to a rumor from Marketing Land, Facebook will be opening its messenger platform up to developers at the F8 – a developers conference due to be held this year. This move will enable companies to share content with its users via Messenger with short descriptions and links to articles on their websites.

Rumors have been going around for some time regarding this platform as a method of advertising. But really, do we really need to be subjected to more publicity on Facebook?

Those distributing the content would be one of the participants of a secret test that has already been taking place. This communication medium creates “Chatbots” – a form of artificial intelligence that will chat to you as it were a human being on the other end. Although the message may look personally aimed at you, it doesn’t take a genius to work out that it’s probably a machine, redirecting you elsewhere.

The conference will take place on the 12th and 13th April this year – let’s see if you receive anything in between now and then!

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