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Facebook tries to clean the mess it has made of Messenger

Updates on Facebook Messenger in the past months have only been about new ways to share photos and videos on the application. Wait, did I mention new? Sorry, my bad. Facebook has bluntly gone all-out, after getting inspired from Snapchat, to stay relevant in an era where sharing photos and videos has become the most popular way of conversing online.

In a bid to iron out the cluttered looking application that they made out of the Messenger, Facebook is now launching a revamped version to simplify navigation across Messenger.


“The new home screen still has all your favorite features but is now organized around making Messenger your hub for connecting with all the people and businesses you care about.”, says David Marcus, VP of Messaging Products at Facebook.


Tabs sit on the top of the application for Messages, to tell you who is online and a place to find Group Conversations. On the other hand, the bottom tabs are home to tabs for the Home Screen, Calling, Camera, People and to Play Games.


There will also be a new surface called ‘Discover’ which will show the best and most intuitive bots and nearby places that people can send messages to. It will also include categories such as Entertainment, News, Food and Drink.

The update will slowly roll-out to both Android and iOS devices over the coming weeks. What do you think about it? Is it a step in the direction of making Messenger relevant again?


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