It’s finally turn for the Facebook Messenger to undergo a revamp, and this is the first change that has come its way this year. After tweaking with the news feed section, and making amendments in the privacy section for its users by introducing facial recognition feature, Facebook management has now turned its attention to its crucial feature, the Messenger Application.
MAKING IT SIMPLE
Facebook’s sub application, WhatsApp has a fairly simple, easy to use design which makes it the most popular messaging application in the world. The Messenger however is a bit too crowded and over loaded with features which puts it on number two, and perhaps this is what pushed Facebook to sign up for a new user interface.
The latest UI has been watered down to just three key buttons; the chat, call and group button. None of the previous features have been removed by the company. To make the application look less crowded functions have been doubled up under the same button, and the active chat heads have also been given a new look; similar to that of Skype.
Other than this, the application is expected to be faster than its previous version. The Messenger will now also have a night mode, similar to that of Twitter.
SIMPLE IS THE NEW COOL
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook stated that, “When you’re messaging, you really want a simple and fast experience. We’re taking this moment to completely redesign Messenger to focus on these ideas.”
Messenger Vice President David Marcus said that the refreshed app is coming “very, very soon”. The Facebook design team has been working on it since the beginning of this year.