Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) has integrated new features to chatbots inside its Skype service, comprising visual cards & group chats.
It’s been just a couple of months since software giant Microsoft announced Skype bots alongside some of its new AR technologies at its Build conference earlier this year in March. By making those announcements a reality, Microsoft has finally added some new flavors to its Skype chatbots comprising Bing services, visual cards, and group chats. The company is apparently aiming to push its new Bot framework in order to strengthen its existing foothold in the industry.
In addition to integrating bots into group conversations on Skype, Microsoft has also made it possible to work on visual cards for user-to-bot interaction with the help of carousels, image cards, and receipts. Bing services are also given importance in Skype chatbot conversations by dealing with more AR and deep learning technologies.
Furthermore, third-party authentication has been made possible by connecting users to you chatbot service by having them log in on your card. Such techniques will undoubtedly lead to authorizing user credentials to let them interacting with bots further.
“Since the Skype Bot Platform was announced at Build in March, we’ve had over 30,000 developers start building bots,” Lilian Rincon, Group Program Manager at Skype mentioned in her blog post. “Make Skype Bots that are more productive—or just entertaining—for groups of users. Bots can now be a part of and respond to group conversations,” she added further.
Microsoft has opened this whole platform to developers who can further bring good to the company. The company announced that these new features within the Microsoft Bot framework would also be accessible to developers.
However, as the matter of fact, it’s not just Microsoft that is craving a sustainable position in the race along with a positive outcome. There are many other players such as Google, Facebook, Slack, and Telegram that are already trying hard to make an impactful presence with the help of these new technologies.