Social media giant Facebook has given Messenger a facelift, reducing the number of tabs offered on the app from nine to three. These are Chats, showing your conversations, People, which shows active contacts and Stories, and Discover, the tab that includes chats with businesses and games. For example, with new "color gradients", people can use multiple colors to customize their chat bubbles in conversations. A future update will also introduce a new "Dark Mode" to Messenger. As part of Messenger 4, as it's being called by Facebook, a host of "small, but delightful" updates are rolling out.
Gradually, Facebook has made Messenger as a tool for businesses to handle their customers efficiently, regarding any concerns or inquires they may have.
Don't worry about losing your favorite Messenger features, though: Facebook said they're all staying put. Discover lets you talk to businesses or play games with your friends.
Facebook is aware of this, and the company teased earlier this year that they were working on a redesign for the messaging platform to make navigation easier and go back to simpler times. The tab also makes it easy for users to start new conversations and use the camera.
There are only three tabs in the new version of Messenger.
Facebook said, "We aren't changing anything about what you've always loved about Messenger". There is the indigenous platform erected around the newsfeed, great many accession from the photo apportioning platform Instagram to the worldwide communication company WhatsApp; and divisions like Messenger which is accessible within the Facebook mainframe and as a solitary app.
"In a recent Messenger study, 7 out of 10 (71%) people told us simplicity is the top priority for them in a messaging app".
And chats are now more customisable with what Facebook is calling "colour gradients" that can be altered on the fly. The idea is that you scroll up through a conversation, older bubbles on a message change color while the current message you're reading looks brighter and more vivid.
Therefore, this time Facebook gave some special attention by overhauling the messenger.