Announcement: The Messenger Bot Pause is Over – Begin Building Bots Today!

Today is the day, everyone! 

The platform pause is over and you can begin building bots again!

Here’s the announcement from Facebook:

Read the full post here

The Goal of the App Review Pause

As we shared when the original announcement started, Facebook performed this audit in an effort to make sure their platform provides the best experience for all users.

They aimed to use the duration of the pause to (from Facebook’s post)…

  • Conduct an in-depth review of the platform.
  • Inform people if an app is removed for data misuse.
  • Encourage people to manage the apps they use.
  • Require heightened terms for business-to-business applications.
  • Reward people who find vulnerabilities.

In the coming weeks, bot builders can be sure to see the results of this audit (check out the newly updated App Review documentation for developers), as it will be even more imperative to create bots that truly enhance the customer experience and follow Facebook’s Terms of Service.

This project was no easy feat, but was incredibly necessary! With 8 billion messages per month and over 300,000 monthly active bots, businesses and customers need to be set up for the most success. Facebook’s David Marcus reiterated and committed once again to continue developing the Messenger platform to the best of its ability.

What This Means for ManyChat Users

Get your bot on!

Starting today, you should experience no interruptions or obstacles in connecting new pages to ManyChat and beginning to build bots that further conversations and business, and do their part to change the world in positive ways.

We take pride in our strong partnership with Facebook, and want to empower business owners to create better products, build better relationships, and grow their businesses.

ManyChat will do this through providing the best tools, best training, and best community in the world.

Our tool will continue to evolve and improve, with our development team working tirelessly to deliver the features that deliver on the ManyChat mission — to help businesses build meaningful relationships with their customers.

Earlier this year, Molly Pittman and Dan Gamito produced the Messenger Marketing Mastery course, providing 10+ hours of training and 15 plug-and-play blueprints, ready to be tailored to your customer’s needs and business’ voice. We’ll continue to update the training as new strategies are developed and more experts join us to share their methods!

The ManyChat Facebook community has flourished as a way to provide better support and advice while giving our most avid users the opportunity to help shape ManyChat itself—by making feature requests, letting us know of any bugs or issues, and so on.

In short order, this community has also become a place where more advanced ManyChat users can answer questions and give advice. It’s a place for the best minds in Messenger marketing to share their latest tactics, strategies, and results, helping everyone to achieve better success with their chatbots.

There’s no longer a reason for customers to experience lackluster communication or marketing — and customers are no longer standing for it. In order for businesses to succeed in this age, they’ll have to be willing to adapt to a new standard, or be forgotten as their competition takes strides ahead.

Luckily, ManyChat is committed to facilitating that change and will educate all those diving into the Messenger Marketing pool

Where Should You Start?

The best way to use this platform is the right way; the honest way; the way that provides the best user experience possible for your prospects and customers.

Use the Messenger Marketing Mastery course to create thoughtful bots and experiences, the Facebook Terms of Service to ensure your interactions are always compliant, and the ManyChat community to share your ideas, get feedback, and, best yet, get answers.

  • Justin Pandelo

    HELLLLL YESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Barbara Stertz

      No thank you. I am not going to do anything in digital marketing at this point. I appreciate your offer.

  • Athena Mantle Owen

    I’m still getting error messages when I try to connect many chat to facebook. How do I fix this?

    • Nisar Bhatti


  • LOL! I didn’t even read the full Many Chat email. I saw the subject line and logged in to send out my first broadcast in weeks. Thank you Many Chat. IT WORKS!

    • You know that it didn’t stop working for existing bots right?

      • I know. If you had existing bots and accidentally logged out though you couldn’t log back in. I did that. LOL!

  • Has anything changed? Any previous features no longer available?

  • Adefemi Samuel Oreyomi

    Great Development Guys

  • Teri Thomas Pastorino

    Fantastic News!!!

  • Ellen Britt

    Such welcome news! Let the bot fest begin 🙂

  • David Leon Douglas

    friggn’ stellar!!

  • WooHoo! Great news here!

  • Pablo Reina

    lo instale, lo estoy probando y no responde de manera automatica, cual es la solución?

  • Yaay!

  • Edeliza T. Sta Maria

    Thank you this is good news

  • Cherry Nor-ain Casanares Jilha

    thanks it make life much easier

  • andybon lucena bulatao

    thank you ,,that is good news to all users

  • Joe Clement


  • Terima kasih banyak ManyChat
    Saya sangat menyukai Fitur2 ManyChat 😚

  • Angelina Osigan Baliton

    Owesome! It make life even better,thank you Many chat👍👍💞💞💞

  • great!
    clients are already waiting!

  • YAYe I’ve been waiting and actually missed a day !!

  • Priscilla felix

    Thank you for i learn something in this

  • Yeahhh =D

  • Robert Lilia


  • Samia Srort
  • The Entrepreneur Shack

    Woohoo!! I’m stoked because that means now I can REALLY start pushing my YouTube Series on building bots for business. They paused the platform right after my first video – i was so choked. hahaha … but I didn’t let that stop me from completing the series. ^_^

  • ariel apurado

    Wow.. Nice news.. But how?

  • Apolinaria Gregorio Corla

    Wow… nice but i need to learn more

  • Ulrich Kranz

    How ist the European DSGVO law in MANYCHAT implemented?

  • David Vidal

    It’s not working for me. I cannot add another of my pages to ManyChat, it prompts me to “Create a New Page on FB”

  • Rodolfo Carnazza

    sorry i dont speak english.

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  • Marita Sugue

    good , but i have to study and learn

  • carlos

    This is Very Good fo Us! 🙂