December 2, 2020
Facebook Messenger redesign

Finally, the Long-Awaited Facebook Messenger Redesign is Starting to Go Live

The big Facebook Messenger redesign is just now beginning to make its way out to users, after it’s hyped-up announcement nearly five months ago…

Facebook 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 begins Its Roll Out

Although Facebook said it would soon roll out to users, it hasn’t made its way yet. That is, until now, with some users reporting seeing a new interface for Messenger. And, they’re seeing it without a specific application update. Instead, it changed suddenly. Which means it’s coming via a server-side switch.

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:

Facebook Messenger redesign screenshot
Credit: Android Police

Meanwhile,¬†games, businesses, and more are now tucked in side the Explore tab. Although it does look different and a bit less cluttered, it’s probably not what the majority of its users expected. There’s a lack of defined spaces, so everything sort of runs together. Also, there’s certainly a lot of white space, which doesn’t help to organize it to the eye.

]The latest Facebook Messenger redesign is now slowly making its way out. At this time, there’s no way to manually apply the update.

William Boleys

Will is an experienced freelance writer who covers a wide range of topics, including apps, social media, and search.

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