It can also entertain chatters who may be waiting for their conversation partner to respond too! Chat Robot can pull up some intriguing Wikipedia entries on topics of general interest.
It will present summaries for keywords or phrases in public or private chat for your information, and will helpfully include a link to further reading. If an article does not exist in your language on Wikipedia, it will still try to return the most relevant English entry.
Is it possible that it's a real person, who is just really eager to chat with you?
Maybe, but it's more likely that the bot that was triggered by the match and sent it's first message trying to get you on the hook as quickly as possible.
Unless the bots are using a sophisticated chatterbot-based conversation engine, they will likely only have a few canned responses that they will give in response to your interactions.
Once they've dispensed with a few flirty small talk remarks such as "I've had a really busy week, my feet hurt, I need a massage" then they will deliver their payload, which usually asks you to visit a link that will either require you to download something (malware) or give them your credit card information.
If someone you swiped right on does the same when they see a picture of you, then a match is made and Tinder alerts you both and allows you to chat with each other. As with all good things in the world, scammers and spammers have to ruin them by finding some way to abuse the technology for personal gain.
Tinder has now become a target for scammers attempting to con users out of money, or getting them to install malware on their computers so that the scammers can make money via malware affiliate marketing programs, and other methods.
This automated messenger can parse public and private chat for its name and a query, giving the best answer it can, as set by the flash chat owner in the bot's knowledge base through the control panel.
The chat bot can look for one or more keywords in various combinations in its knowledge base to establish an appropriate line to say.
Never lose a quiz or a chat debate again - simply ask the bot, and it will help! If your flash chat language is set to something other than English, than all Wiki questions to the bot will go to your localised version of the encyclopedia. Of course, to take advantage of this Chat Robot enhancement, Wikipedia must have at least one entry in your local language.
Starting a private chat with a bot is no diffent from private messaging a user in video chat, so your members can get started immediately. The chat robot plugin is already available to try in the demo, accessible from the Visichat product page.
While this sign is not conclusive, it's the first thing that will probably clue you in that something is amiss.