There are many types of chatbots that serve many purposes. There are shopping bots, health bots, therapy bots, financial bots, and the list goes on. You can spend a lot of time playing with chat bots. Chatbots are on Facebook Messenger, Slack, Kik, in the App Store, and on browsers. We started a running list of chatbots that you can try, and new bots are being created every day. Here are some chatbots to try, most are on Facebook Messenger. We also created a best AI chatbot comparison blog, and you can read it here

Update…We added some new pages for these specific categories of chatbots:

Ecommerce Chatbots | Support Assistant Chatbots | Personality Chatbots | Travel Chatbots | News Chatbots 

FUN AND SOCIAL

Hector
Hector is a fun bot that tells jokes, plays hangman and spouts koans among other conversations.

Dinner Ideas Bot
(Requires Facebook)
This chatbot will give you a recipe every day or every week, and you can give it a list of ingredients and it will give a recipe suggestion.

Ruuh
(Requires Facebook)
Ruuh is an entertainment chatbot that focuses on humor, Bollywood, music and other forms of  entertainment. She is English-speaking and was created for an urban Indian audience.

Cleverbot
This chatbot is a nonsense bot that seems to be collecting data. The conversations are weird and don’t seem to follow a normal pattern, but it’s fun to play with it. Cleverbot includes other bots: Eviebot, Boibot, PewDieBot, Chimbot and are available in the App Store.

HEALTH

MeditateBot
(Requires Facebook)
MeditateBot is an AI-powered chatbot that helps you create and maintain a daily meditation practice.

HealthTap
HealthTap is an on-call online doctor that answers medical questions. It is a HIPAA-compliant medical service that also connects with labs and pharmacies.

Insomnobot3000
This chatbot is text-based. You send a text to their phone number and the bot talks to you when you can’t sleep. The website says this bot is most active from 11pm to 5am.

ELIZA Chatbot
ELIZA is a natural language conversation program that was created by Joseph Weizenbaum in 1966. It’s designed to represent a Rogerian psychotherapist. There are numerous sites on the internet with an ELIZA application, so do a search to try all the different versions.

Botfriend

(Requires Login) Botfreind is a chatbot that talks about erotic conversations

NEWS & WEATHER

Wall Street Journal
(Requires Facebook)
Click the Get Updates button to start the chatbot conversation. You can get updates on news from the Wall Street Journal.

CNN
The CNN chatbot gives you the latest news stories when you click on the Messenger icon on the CNN Facebook page. 

TASKS

MemeGenerator bot
(Requires Facebook)
This bot helps you the create Memes within Facebook Messenger.

Mitsuku
(Requires Facebook)
Mitsuku is a virtual friend who learns by experience, so the more you talk to her, the smarter she becomes. This chatbot uses Office Work Suite that is downloaded on your desktop. 

FOOD

DOM The Pizza Bot
(Requires Facebook)
This is a Messenger bot for Domino’s Pizza. When I tried to order a pizza, it said it was having trouble and redirected me to the website to order a pizza.

To learn even more about chatbots, please visit The Complete Guide to Chatbots page to read or download the ebook. 

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