While Microsoft and Facebook try to talk us all into using bots to chat with businesses, there’s one universal truth: they kinda suck. Dovetailing on Build’s bot boon for developers, Facebook introduced its own bot platform for Messenger today. Like Microsoft’s effort, Facebook allows bots to be built specifically for one platform: Messenger. It’s tagline for Messenger bots is that developers can target users where they already are, which is often true. At its F8 conference, Facebook hammered home that it has over 900 million users on Messenger. With that incredible reach, it’s hoping bots can provide a kind of…

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