Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

New Facebook Messenger Home Screen Is All About Messaging

New Facebook Messenger Home Screen Is All About Messaging

When there's activity in a certain section, a red dot will appear. New tabs at the top of the main screen makes it quicker to move between messages, active contacts, and groups.

Facebook has announced it has introduced new features to support the shift of messaging from text to richer forms of communication.

Facebook Messenger is on the receiving end of an update that brings with it a redesigned interface, one that breaks the home screen up into tabs that, overall, offer better organization.

Facebook Messenger is getting a new look focused on improving navigation, reports TechCrunch.

For example, if you have a new, unseen message, you'll see a red dot next to calls at the top of Home at the bottom. However, Messenger Day, which is Facebook's version of Snapchat, gets prime real estate below the tabs.

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Designed for the iPhone and all iPad models, Messenger can be downloaded now on the App Store for free. With the update, however, the button is back to a normal size, and is nicely lined up with its neighbors.

The bottom of the home screen, meanwhile, contains icon-based tabs for things like pulling up the camera, making a call to a specific Messenger user, returning to the home screen from a different screen, searching for people, and for quickly accessing those new fancy Messenger games. Not familiar with the latest Messenger features?

Another new feature in the revamped Messenger app is the red dot that appears when one of the sections in the app has new activity. The features will start rolling out to both iOS and Android starting this week, so keep you eyes peeled.

'Today's update puts the many ways people connect on Messenger front and centre'.

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