Washington: India’s first Facebook Messenger bot is here. The social media giant had introduced ‘chatbots’ to developers last month and online doctor consultation platform, Lybrate is among the first to announce its Lybrate bot.
The Lybrate bot appears like just another contact on the Messenger chat list. It allows people to communicate and seek opinion on health queries from doctors and stay updated on health-related issues. The response time depends on the query. Users can add the bot for free by logging on to their Messenger account and then click on http://m.me/lybrate.
It has also integrated its ‘Health Quiz’ in the Messenger to make users aware about multiple health issues that are generally normally ignored.
Lybrate is also available as a smartphone app. It claims to have over 100,000 doctors on its platform from more than 50 specialties from across India.