For anyone that is developing on the Facebook Messenger platform, I am curious if you have found creative ways to “work around” the limitations of what Messenger offers with regards to interacting with the wealth of data a user provides. To be 100% clear, I’m not talking about ways that would deceive users, violate Facebook’s terms of service, etc. It simply seems to me that with the amount of data that the Graph API provides, some very useful and powerful bots could be built that leverage this information.
A simple use case might be if I took a great photo of a friend and sent it to them via Messenger, there is no straightforward way to save that photo to a Facebook album or make it my profile photo. Said friend would have to save the photo to their phone then upload it via the Facebook app.
If anyone has any ideas they are interested in sharing or know of any bots out there that already do this, let’s discuss!