Facebook Rolling Out Redesigned Messenger App With Simplified Interface and Customizable Chat Bubbles

Facebook today announced that it's rolling out a redesigned, simplified version of the Messenger app on a global basis starting today.

Messenger 4, as Facebook is calling it, will refocus on conversations, making it easier to navigate through the app. Instead of nine separate tabs, there will be three tabs, with conversations quickly accessible through the "Chats" tab. Quick access to the camera for sharing photos and for video chats is also included in the Chats tab.


In the new "People" tab, Messenger users will be able to find friends, see who is active, and watch people's Stories, while the new "Discover" tab will let users find businesses to get deals, play games, follow news stories, and more.

Conversations with people can be customized using color gradients. With color gradients, multiple colors can be used for chat bubbles, and the colors will change as you scroll up and down a conversation.

According to Facebook, the new Messenger app will roll out to customers "over the coming weeks" so not everyone will have access to the refreshed design right away.

In the near future, Facebook also plans to roll out a Dark Mode that will cut down on glare from the phone at night.



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3 weeks ago

Is this good or bad thing? :confused:

Well it's still run by Facebook so there is nothing good about it.
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3 weeks ago
Facebook needs a redesign not just messager so much clutter and plz add iphone max support
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3 weeks ago

i refuse to install a second app fpr a feature that could - and used to be - part of the main app.

2 apps for 1 is stupid.


I agree with the other poster. I used to hate it too, but after a while I realized I used Messenger more than I use the main facebook service, so it's a lot easier to just message people. I have Messenger on the first page of my iPhone but Facebook is not even installed.
Rating: 3 Votes
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3 weeks ago

i refuse to install a second app fpr a feature that could - and used to be - part of the main app.

2 apps for 1 is stupid.

Perhaps not for those that might use the Messenger app to communicate with some people but don't care about Facebook itself.
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3 weeks ago
took them long enough.. this was first previewed back in may.
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3 weeks ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/23/facebook-redesigned-messenger-app/')


Facebook today announced ('https://messengernews.fb.com/2018/10/23/say-hello-to-the-new-messenger-introducing-messenger-4/') that it's rolling out a redesigned, simplified version of the Messenger app on a global basis starting today.

Messenger 4, as Facebook is calling it, will refocus on conversations, making it easier to navigate through the app. Instead of nine separate tabs, there will be three tabs, with conversations quickly accessible through the "Chats" tab. Quick access to the camera for sharing photos and for video chats is also included in the Chats tab.



In the new "People" tab, Messenger users will be able to find friends, see who is active, and watch people's Stories, while the new "Discover" tab will let users find businesses to get deals, play games, follow news stories, and more.

Conversations with people can be customized using color gradients. With color gradients, multiple colors can be used for chat bubbles, and the colors will change as you scroll up and down a conversation.

According to Facebook, the new Messenger app will roll out to customers "over the coming weeks" so not everyone will have access to the refreshed design right away.

In the near future, Facebook also plans to roll out a Dark Mode that will cut down on glare from the phone at night.

Article Link: Facebook Rolling Out Redesigned Messenger App With Simplified Interface and Customizable Chat Bubbles ('https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/23/facebook-redesigned-messenger-app/')

Ironically Facebook messenger is the only app I use to chat besides iMessage. It’s a place I chat with people I usually don’t interact with often in real life. Mostly child hood friends and old acquaintances. Like it or not everyone has Facebook
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3 weeks ago
finally, they said “soon” in may and it took them nearly 6 months
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3 weeks ago
i refuse to install a second app fpr a feature that could - and used to be - part of the main app.

2 apps for 1 is stupid.
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3 weeks ago
I don't use this app at all. Still hoping that they will integrate it back into the Facebook app even though my profile is deactivated.
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3 weeks ago
I would fn love to have me some other options for coloured iMessage bubbles that doesn’t involve jailbreak. Am surprised Apple hasn’t added at least a couple different colours by now. Super insignificant but would make iMessage feel newer whenever you change a contacts message color.
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