It looks like Facebook may be testing a new design for its flagship Android app, bringing home some visual elements — namely, more white — present in its Messenger app.
Inside Facebook reader Thodoris Konsoulas of Greece noticed that the Facebook for Android design is markedly different, as seen above. He is not in the Facebook for Android beta testing group, he noted.
We’ve reached out to Facebook about this and will update the story if we hear back.
In this new design, which we believe to be a test, the buttons for News Feed, notifications, messages, friend requests and the user’s timeline are all in white, as opposed to above in the blue bar. Additionally, the prompts for post status/photo and check in are on the bottom, rather than toward the top and above the News Feed.
Here’s what the current Android design looks like:
With the white buttons, this iteration of the Facebook for Android app looks more like the redesign Facebook gave to Messenger: