Facebook today announced it was overhauling Messenger, updating the interface and cutting down on the embarrassing amount of clutter that has plagued the app for ages. And, from what we’ve seen, the changes are all positive.
Stan Chudnovsky, VP of Messenger, describes Messenger 4 as a “new, simplified” version of the app. It’s shaving what has, up to now, been about eight or nine different tabs down to three.
It’s a much-needed change, as Messenger has become ever more crowded over time. What started out as a dedicated app for Facebook‘s chat service has since become a behemoth in its own right, and it now offers games, bot integration, video calls, and Stories. As each new feature has been added, it’s essentially just been bolted onto the client with a new tab or bar. Read More.