The promised, big-time Facebook Messenger redesign is here and rolling out to users via a server-side switch but not everyone likes the new look…
Facebook Messenger has grown from a simple messaging client to a massive hub. It includes text chat, voice and video calls, P2P money transfers, games, chatbots, and a whole lot more.
The company announced a huge makeover for its messaging app back at its F8 conference in May. The social site it would streamline and simplify the interface, lose some unnecessary elements, and focus its emphasis on the features people use most. Additionally, Facebook said it would add a dark mode to the app.
Facebook Messenger Redesign Rolling Out Now to Mixed User Reviews
The revamp started showing up at the end of September for a limited group of users. The new experience places only three buttons at the bottom — conversations, friends, and explore. Furthermore, the camera and chat icons now reside at the top.
— Star 💜 (@StarClapp) November 13, 2018
Then there ‘Facebook changes’ anxiety#facebookmessenger
— Badger (@Raj2D2) November 13, 2018
— Sunny (@Plisk001) November 13, 2018
@facebook I don’t like your Messenger app update. It’s really awful looking. That blue against the white makes me feel physically sick. You should change it back or at least leave it an option to update instead of crashing and suddenly update… #facebookmessenger #Messengerapp
— Sabina (@Ragdoll182) November 13, 2018
— Merby Curtis (@MerbyAcosta) November 13, 2018
This is a server-side update, so there’s no way to manually grab it but it’s going live now — whether users want it or not.