Facebook, earlier today, revealed that they would redesign the Messenger app to make it look cleaner and simpler. The new design will roll out “very, very soon” according to the company.
Facebook’s Messenger was bloated with tons of options. Whether it be instant games, or groups, or stories or even the ‘Active’ list; Messenger wasn’t very clean. But now, it will be.
What’s more, the app will have a dark mode feature which will blend with the increasingly popular OLED displays.
“When you’re messaging, you really want a simple and fast experience,” Mark Zuckerberg said during the conference. “We’re taking this moment to completely redesign Messenger to focus on these ideas.” Zuckerberg then emphasized the words “clean” and “fast” a few more times.
According to the Vice President of the Messenger arm of Facebook, David Marcus, the redesigned app will land “very, very soon” and the team has been developing the app since the start of this year.
When you first start up the chat app, you’ll only have three tabs at the bottom of the screen as opposed to the five that are there now. The three icons appear to link to your chats, your contacts, and some sort of geolocation function. The camera app that currently takes center stage at the bottom of the app is moved up top, and the game icon and app icon appear to be gone entirely.
We currently don’t know when they’ll push this update, but we do know that it’s gonna be very very soon. 🙂
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