Facebook Messenger Receives a Redesigned Home Screen

Facebook tweaks Messenger design to make it 'simpler' to use as the platform continues to grow

The new update, which is being tested at the moment, could mean notifications from Instagram and Messenger appear inside the main Facebook app.

The new update for Facebook Messenger bring a redesign of the home screen of the app, which would make it easier for people to use navigation. In case you did not notice, the button sued to be larger than life and stuck out whenever you happened to open the camera through Facebook. However, all the previous elements are still there but they're now just more streamlined and supposedly easier to find and navigate.

Now check your Instagram, Messenger and Facebook notifications by tapping on your profile. The user will also be able to switch over to the other app with a tap. In recent times, the standalone Facebook Messenger app has picked up various updates which added new features, and with every update, the design of the app kept changing. For example, if you have a new, unseen message, you'll see a red dot next to Home along the bottom.

The feature was reportedly first spotted by social media analyst Mari Smith, and was later confirmed by Facebook.

Messenger logo and chat app is replaced with your profile picture with notifications.




Facebook has often emphasised on keeping all of its apps separate with Messenger, Instagram and Facebook itself having their own independent structure. The icon will display the total number of pending notifications that appear on the other applications.

The new home screen still has all your favorite features but is now organized around making Messenger your hub for connecting with all the people and businesses you care about.

The new family feature is launched for certain iOS users only but Facebook plans to release it for android too globally.

At the bottom, one can see the Home, Calls, People, Games, and the Camera button.

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