The new update for Facebook Messenger bring a redesign of the home screen of the app, which would make it easier for people to use navigation. Facebook constantly brings changes to the messaging app, as they always try to be up-to-date and to maintain the supremacy of the app among other communication services.
The new Messenger is better organized
The new home screen kept all the previous features, but organized them differently to allow a quicker access to them. On top of the screen, there are three tabs which let users find what they need more quickly. These tabs contain messages, active friends, and group chats. However, Messenger Day posts are still a priority and are featured big on the main screen.
Besides the tabs on top, the bottom bar also comes with changes. This will now include buttons for Home, Calls, People, Games, and the Camera incorporated in the app. A new button should come soon, namely Discover. Any new activity in any of these tabs will be signaled by a red dot placed right under the button.
The redesign comes after a bundle of new features became available
Recently, Facebook added a lot of new features to their messaging app. Therefore, they needed to redesign the home screen to include all of them and organize them neatly. Among these new features, there is Live location, which makes it easier for you to tell your friends where you are.
Also, you can now make group payments on Messenger, or benefit from other options of the newly introduced digital assistant. Let’s not forget about Messenger Day, the Snapchat-inspired feature which allows users to share photos which disappear after 24 hours.
Some users are not so happy that their messaging app got so crowded, and Facebook thought of everything. Messenger Lite is a ‘light’ version of the app, which is meant mostly for areas with unreliable internet connections where people need only the basic features of Messenger. Unfortunately, this version is not available in the United States.
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