Facebook expands new Messenger design test to iOS


By Justin Lafferty Comment


Facebook has expanded its test of a lighter, cleaner version of Messenger into iOS and brought it to more Android users, the site announced today. The newest version of Messenger looks a little more like iOS 7, and allows users to navigate the app easier.

Updates to the Messenger app include the ability to see which friends are using the app, the capability to message others through Messenger so long as you have their phone number and a new look with navigation to see recent conversations, people on Messenger, and settings.

Facebook described the new app update in a Newsroom post:

As more and more people use Facebook to connect with their friends on mobile, we are focused on building the best mobile products. Facebook messaging started as a desktop chat experience, but when it comes to messaging on mobile, people want something faster and lighterweight.

Readers: If you’re already using the newest version of the Messenger app, what do you think of it?