Facebook Messenger goes for a revamp, adds new features

It hasn’t been a week long since Facebook announced the integration of SMS into its Android Messenger app. Looks like the social media giant still wants to do more with Messenger that it has announced a revamp for Facebook’s Messenger standalone app. The revamp not only includes a design makeover, but also goes for an enhancement of features.

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There is a new home tab added, so the users can catch a glimpse of who is online, whose birthdays are coming up, and their favorite people to chat with. The “who is online” is the “Active Now” section where the app will show who the people who are currently available online are. The new birthday section will show the people who have their birthdays on the day.

Earlier, when the app is opened, a bar was at the top section and below had all the conversations listed. This top bar is now replaced by a “Search” option. The lower navigation bar shows features such as calls, contacts, groups, and the personal profile of the users. The new conversations are shown at the top of the screen when the app launches. According to Facebook, the new redesign is an update “aimed to make Messenger simpler to use by presenting more relevant information.”

The blog post that announced the changes further added, “Up until now, most inbox experiences haven’t kept up with the new ways people connect. So, we’ve been thinking about how we can make it simpler and easier to find what you want to start a conversation.” The update is said to be rolling out to all phones.

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The last update on 16 June doesn’t have these features. (iOS )

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Toh kya ukhaad lia?

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