Is Facebook Trying To Monetize Messenger With Its Own Siri?
The rumor that Facebook is working on a virtual assistant for Messenger falls in line with its past efforts to monetize the app.By Ben Lawson | July 14, 2015
Rumors surfaced Tuesday that Facebook was working on a virtual assistant for its Messenger app that would rival Apple's Siri.
Details on the project are slim, and what's out there all comes from anonymous sources through tech news site The Information. But the rumor does line up with Facebook's other efforts to monetize the app.
Facebook split its messaging service from its main social networking app last year. Although the decision was unpopular at the time, App Annie reports Messenger is the No. 1 social networking app in the U.S.