Facebook is playing with the design of its applications. In recent times, the standalone Facebook Messenger app has picked up various updates which added new features, and with every update, the design of the app kept changing.
And it continues with the latest update as well. Facebook is rolling out a new update for the Android users of Messenger app, which brings a new interface. With the latest update, Facebook is making it easier to connect with friends by display the active friend's list on the home screen itself.
In the landing page, there are three tabs now- Messages, Active friends list, and Groups. And yes, the home screen itself now shows the 'Messenger Day' updates posted by your buddies. The unread message requests are placed below the messenger days.
At the bottom, we have the home icon, calling interface, camera icon to post a quick update, games, and all the friends list. The active friends will have a green label, same as the previous version.
“All your beloved features are still there but are organised a little differently to make it faster for you to find what you want,” said Facebook in a blog post about the latest update.
In the last two months, Facebook has rolled out as many as five major updates to the Messenger app, each with an attractive feature. The first update in May brought the Instant Games feature to the app globally. In some countries such as the US, Facebook has added its artificial intelligence assistant Facebook M.
Also, Facebook is looking to unify all its platforms by adding same features to WhatsApp, Messenger, and Facebook app. The Messenger app in April received live location sharing feature, and the company is also working to bring the same feature to WhatsApp as well.
Back in March, an update has added reactions and mentions to the platform. For example, a user can react to each and every message with options such as funny, love, thumbs up, sad, etc. Further, you can mention any our friend in a group chat, same as the WhastApp mentions feature.
The new update is rolling out for the Android users globally, and it will reach your smartphone in coming days.