And it has a name James Bond fans would appreciate—Moneypenny.
The move underscores the emphasis the social network has been placing on Messenger as a stand-alone application. That app has grown to 700 million monthly active users in recent months.
The Information says Facebook employees are testing the product. A launch date is unknown, and details about how the service will work also are unclear.
Apple, Google and Microsoft already have established personal assistant software with Siri, Google Now and Cortana, respectively. Moneypenny may have more in common with start-up "concierge" apps such as Fetch and Operator, the tech news website said.
Those companies have real employees fulfill requests for users, such as ordering a box of diapers or making restaurant reservations.
Facebook declined to comment on the report to CNBC.
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