Facebook announced the release of a “new” Messenger, title Messenger 4.
The redesigned Messenger App is expected to be simpler in use and experience.
A Facebook release explained the though behing the redesign,
In a recent Messenger study, 7 out of 10 (71%) people told us simplicity is the top priority for them in a messaging app (1). Among people surveyed who are messaging more frequently, 62% say messaging makes them feel closer to their friends (2). We believe Messenger 4 delivers the closeness and authenticity that you’ve been asking for — through simplicity of design and powerful features that put the focus back on messaging and connecting.Stan Chudnovsky, VP of Messenger
Simplicity and Ease of Navigation
The redesign includes 3 tabs instead of the earlier 9, your conversations, contacts, and a tab for discovery of new items. (image below)
Messenger 4 is available for download in Play Store and Apple Store from today.