Facebook is planning a major revamp for its Messenger app. According to Mark Zuckerberg, the company intends to redesign the app with the intention of cleaning up the overall user experience while simplifying the process in which one opens up a conversation with friends.
“When you’re messaging, you really want a simple and fast experience,” Zuckerberg stated during his company’s F8 keynote. “We’re taking this moment to completely redesign Messenger to focus on these ideas.”
In its current state, the Messenger app is filled with many fun but unnecessary features, such as the games tab at the bottom right of the app. In total, Messenger has a total of five tabs at the bottom of the screen – Home, Call, Camera, Contacts, and Games.
The new layout will supposedly only have three central tabs, with the focus being realigned to communication. Interestingly, the video chat icon seems to have become a mainstay on the app’s main page, rather than a individual option for each contact. Additionally, David Marcus, Vice President for Messenger, said that the revamped app will also be coming with a new dark mode, and that it will should be arriving on our phones “very, very soon.”
(Source: The Verge)