These days, you may not want to go through numerous articles in-depth, as you need to ensure that you have enough time throughout the day. At the same time, you don’t want to skip out on reading the news, as you want to know what is happening around the world.
Snipfeed is a chatbot designed to help users get the news in short messages so that you can stay up-to-date. At the same time, it also shares videos, play games, and sends personalized messages. Let’s test this chatbot to see how useful it would be, when you are on the go.
These days, developers are making their chatbots available on various platforms, to increase its visibility and reach. Snipfeed also follows this trend, as you can use this chatbot on Facebook Messenger, Kik, and Telegram. For this review, we will be using the chatbot on Telegram, a popular messaging platform.
To get this chatbot on Telegram, you need to find open this link on your mobile browser or search for “Snipfeed” on the messaging platform. The chatbot will give you a small introduction about its features as soon as you open the chat. To use this chatbot, you need to select “Start,” which appears at the bottom of the screen.
At the start of the conversation, the chatbot will send messages about a specific quiz, along with two news articles. Depending on what looks interesting, you can interact with it to get more information. Snipfeed has the following options present in its main menu:
- Trending quizzes
- Favorite themes
- My profile
- Game Profile
When you select “Trending,” the chatbot will give you the hottest news and quizzes for the day. If you want to find out more about a specific news topic, you need to tap on the text in the messaging platform. The chatbot splits the information into two messages, while sharing a related image. At the same time, it obtains a video link along with the source to the news, if you want to get all the information you need.
After every news article, the chatbot displays other options, which you can use to interact with the chatbot. For example, you can get related facts, the next news article, or more posts about a specific topic. From the looks of it, the chatbot tries to make interaction easy, while providing related and relevant information.
If you select “News,” the chatbot will show articles according to the following topics:
The chatbot will show three news articles, depending on which topic you choose. Similarly, in “Stories,” Snipfeed will give you information about various subjects of interest. For example, you can learn about the story of “Supreme,” a New York-based clothing brand and skateboarding shop.
Upon selecting “Trending quizzes,” from the main menu, the chatbot will show a list of topics. Depending on your answer, Snipfeed will ask you four questions, to find out if you are well-versed in a specific topic.
If you want to personalize the chatbot so that it sends relevant news articles, you need to select “Favorite themes.” In this option, you can add or delete your preferences. The topics you have to select from are the same as the ones in news topics.
After you select “My Profile,” the chatbot will display information about your account, along with your interaction with the chatbot. You also have the option to customize your interaction with the chatbot, such as the time or day, it should send messages. Similarly, it has “Game Profile,” where the chatbot tells you how many points you accumulated since you started interacting with the chatbot.
There are numerous levels, designed to improve user interaction. The chatbot also tells you how to increase your level. For example, every time you ask the chatbot to send a news article or you complete the quiz, you get a specific number of points. It will also tell you how many points you need to go to the next level.
We also tested this chatbot to see if it can respond if you don’t select the options in the main menu. For example, after typing “Donald Trump,” the chatbot suggested three news articles on the American president.
After using Snipfeed for a long time, we can say that it is an extremely useful chatbot. When you are in a hurry and you want to catch up on the latest developments around the world, Snipfeed will help you save time and effort. You can use it to read news compressed into two or more simple messages. You can also use the “quiz” option if you want to kill some time, while you wait for your friends or family members. It also gives you the option to customize the content.
Do you want to try out this chatbot to see how it responds to your questions?
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