Facebook Messenger receives a redesign of the home screen
To maintain the popularity of the messaging app, Facebook added a lot of features on Messenger in the last few months. The latest changes include several options meant to improve navigation and make it easier for users to work with the app.
Messenger improves navigation with a series of new tabs
The social media app brought a series of minor changes on Messenger to help users navigate more easily. The home screen received a redesign, so that users could pick up easily from where they left off. This helps them manage more conversations at the same time.
The home screen has now been split into several tabs, namely messages, active contacts, and group chats. These are present at the top of the screen, so that users can easily visit them any time they want. When there is a new activity to check, each section will display a red dot to inform people they have something new to see.
You can now play games directly from Messenger
Instant Games, the newest feature added on Facebook Messenger, also gets its own button. This will allow users to play these games directly from the app. It is added among a series of other tabs situated at the bottom of the screen. These include Home, Calls, People, and the Camera button, which became smaller, to avoid accidental pressing.
The most visible tab remains Messenger Day, another Snapchat-inspired feature which Facebook added as a desperate attempt to maintain the supremacy of the messaging app. The company announced that these changes will roll out this week everywhere in the world, for both Android and iOS.
Facebook might be trying to improve the user experience but, at the same time, Messenger gets crowded with dozens of features. Do you think this update will make it easier for you to navigate the app?
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