If you're a Facebook Messenger addict and can't be bothered to open another app, take note: Yahoo has launched four bots that you can "chat" with to bring you news and weather information.
To start, message @YahooFinance, @YahooNews or @YahooWeather within Facebook Messenger to receive finance, general or weather news in the app. The finance bot can bring up stock quotes, while @YahooNews links you to summaries of trending news pieces. Yahoo's weather bot will message you the day's forecast on scenic Flickr images.
You can also message @MonkeyPet, a Maldivian monkey character named Boo who will exchange chats -- and emojis -- with you. Boo can also inadvertently make you feel bad about yourself by sending you vacation pictures from its "travels," much like your friends in real life.