Techpoint launches PointBot, a personalised local tech news assistant

by | Nov 2, 2016

We are excited to announce the launch of PointBot, our personalised news assistant on Facebook Messenger. PointBot will serve you the latest local tech news on, how and when you want it, in a conversational way.

How to activate PointBot

You can activate PointBot on the web by visiting our Facebook Page or clicking here. However, it is better experienced on mobile where you get to enjoy our stories on Facebook Instant Article.

Launch Facebook Messenger (web or mobile) and type ‘’ in the search bar


Click to reveal the bot page


Click ‘Get Started’ to.. well, get started



Click ‘Subscribe’ to activate


As a subscriber, you will receive a news round up every evening by 5 pm (WAT). You can also type in search queries to search for specific news.


That’s all. We’d love to hear what you think of PointBot. Let us know in the comments section below.

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