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What is Scope, and why is it important?

There has been a lot of chatter lately about “Chat Bots”, especially with the new wave of Facebook Messenger bots coming to market. While this is a very cool thing happening, and has even been coined “The next gold rush of Silicon Valley”, I’m still surprised how many people are missing the very basics which have been explained umpteen million times, and is even included in the very basic docs.

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Location Data in Facebook Messenger for your PHP Chat Bot

For the purposes of this blog, we are going to assume you are using a PHP chat bot of some sort. We make this assumption only because this is what we are using. If you are using a different programming language, please feel free to adapt the concept to your purposes. First off, when a user sends data to the chat bot containing a location from Facebook, you will receive JSON data. In order for the user to send location data, they have to click on that cool little pin (you know, the drop pin icon). The data will look a lot similar to the following when it hits your webhook:
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