Facebook Messenger adds new features, in a new look now

Posted on Jun 22 2016 - 12:38pm by JayB
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It is not usual of Facebook to keep adding new features to its site. After integrating the SMS feature into its android Messenger app about a week ago, Facebook has yet again come up with another revamp. It seems that that the social media giant wants its messenger app to multi-functionary, and hence has announced changes for the standalone app.

The new change includes a design makeover along with the enhancement of other features. Facebook is adding a new home tab to the messenger app now, which will help the user to read pop up notifications about birthdays and online status. The “who is online” has been modified and changed into “active now” and will show the list of people who are currently available. The new birthday section will show the people who have their birthdays on the day.

Prior to this change, a bar in the top used to list the conversations the user had, which was listed date wise. This bar has been replaced by the search option and people now can use it to load old the conversations as well. The lower navigation tool which was earlier used to show calls, contacts and the personal profile of the people however stays the same. The new conversations made will be shown at the top if the screen. According to the company, changes in the standalone messenger app had been launched to make Messenger simpler to use by presenting more relevant information. The blog released by Facebook which announced the change also added that “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.” According to the blogpost that announced the change, the update is said to be rolling out on all the phones.

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