Since we first announced our Discover section, we’ve been very impressed and excited by the diversity and quality of experiences you’re building for the 1.2 billion people who use Messenger monthly. Today we’re excited to announce v1.1 of Discover, which is starting to roll out now to Messenger users in the U.S, enabling even more people to browse and find the best bots and businesses available in Messenger.
As our platform continues to grow, Messenger is quickly becoming a critical channel for people to find and engage with the brands they love. In addition to advertising, Messenger Codes, me.me links and plugins, Discover gives bots and businesses a dedicated new surface to drive even more growth by giving you another way to get your experience in front of the Messenger community.
Within Discover, people can explore by category, recent activity and featured experiences. This full U.S. rollout will also include the following units:
Recently Used: Surfaces the most recent bots or businesses that people have interacted with
Featured: Highlights bots and businesses that represent the full range of experiences in Messenger
Categories: Showcases continually refreshed content organized by topic
We’re always surfacing more bots and businesses in Discover, and we encourage developers to complete the Discover submission form and choose the category where they think their bot should be included. More information on this process can be found in the Messenger Platform Developer Docs. Thanks for continuing to build with us!