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Facebook’s Messenger app gets a new update: Here’s everything new

Some useful changes have come to Facebook's Messenger app.

Social media giant Facebook has today upgraded its Messenger app. With the update, the app has been redesigned as now, it comes divided into three different tabs – People, Chat and Discover. According to Facebook, this makes it simpler for users to navigate on the app. It also makes the overall user interface of the Messenger app more simple.

Let’s talk about what all the three tabs of Messenger offer. The first tab on the app is Chat, and you’ll see it as soon as you launch the service on your smartphone. It enables you to quickly access all the messages on your app. So, if you have had any prior conversation with anyone, it will appear on the Chat tab of Messenger.

Under the People tab, you will be able to find friends to talk to, both new and old. So, if you want to begin a new conversation with someone, you can press the People icon in the middle of the bottom of the app, and then see a list of active friends on Messenger. You can either tap on one of their names to start a chat with them, or you can type the name of the friend you wish to talk to on the search bar. In this section, you can also see other people’s Stories or add one to your own profile.

Finally, a Discover tab has also been added that helps you connect with various businesses and like News websites, apps like Spotify and Pinterest, Tripoto, Oyo and more. You would have to click on the ‘Businesses’ sub-tab Under Discover to see these. However, you can also play games in this tab. For doing that, press on ‘Games‘ sub-tab.

Facebook has also said that it has added new colour gradients that are meant to make your chat more colourful.

It is worth adding that all these changes are a part of the update version 220.0.0.20.121 that is being rolled out in a phased manner. So, if you are an Android user and have not got notified for it yet, you can either go and check on the Google Play Store or wait until you get it.

In an unrelated piece of news, it has recently been reported that Facebook is testing a new option of notification customization. This is supposed to make the elements present on the social media platform less distracting.

Facebook is soon expected to turn on and off the red notification dots on its platform that you get to see on various individual tabs. In case you are not aware, these notifications are also known as badges. Their removal should be useful for many as not everyone is interested in what’s happening at Watch or Groups. You can read more about it here.

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