It was first announced at Facebook’s F8 developer conference last May that Facebook is going to make big changes to the user interface of Facebook Messenger, and it is finally here.
It’s listing on both the App Store and the Google Play Store has been updated to show the new interface, and we have confirmed it that it’s available across both OS, but according to Messenger team, it is going to take little time for the update to be available all across the world.
It was promised by Facebook that they are going to improve the experience by getting rid of unnecessary elements and putting more focus on the most important features. The tech giant also assured users a dark mode was coming to its messaging platform.
The purpose of this change is to make the chat client simpler and to put your messages front and centre once again.
But even after this, it has taken a big amount of time than expected to actually see a widespread release.
Following the announcement of redesign in May, it entered a prolonged rollout period in October, but since then, the only way to guarantee that you get the new update has been to buy one of Facebook’s much-maligned Portal video chat devices, which forces the update.
Key features which are redesigned include consolidating its nine tabs into just three and introducing a lot of clean-looking whitespace to the interface.
Chats still have the same functionality that’s come to Messenger over the years, but in this redesign, it is now hidden behind a new four-dot icon. So while there is little in the way of new features, the experience is far better oriented toward what you actually want to do when you open Messenger.