Companies can now pay to send advertisements to users via Facebook Messenger

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Facebook's chatbot efforts haven't gone unnoticed, but now the company is preparing a new capability that will likely be met with some criticism from users.

Facebook's vice president of messaging products David Marcus announced at Web Summit 2016 in Dublin that the company is preparing to allow companies to advertise directly to users via Messenger (via CNET).

Such perks might sound appealing, but the main reassurance to privacy-loving Facebook users is that no company can get in touch with them if they haven't already started a conversation with the company themselves.

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