Fandango Rolling Out Movie Ticketing Bot For Facebook

Los Angeles-based movie ticketing site Fandango has jumped on the Facebook bot bandwagon, saying Tuesday at Facebook's F8 conference that it will be launching its own, Fandango bot, which will book movie tickets via Facebook Messenger. Fandango said its bot will provide access to movie information, trailers, show times, advance ticketing, and more from mobile devices. The new bot will roll out sometime in May. Facebook said Tuesday at F8 that it had opened up a program called Bots for Messenger, which lets companies easily create bots for its instant messaging platform; other partners which have developed bots for Facebook include CNN and Postmates.