Facebook Refreshes Messenger With New—Yet Familiar—Color Scheme

Changes also include more chat themes and expression tools

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Messenger From Facebook looks different beginning today with new, yet familiar colors that resemble those used by Instagram, another member of the Facebook family of applications.

Facebook began rolling out the refreshed look for its messaging app today, incorporating the new color scheme into its logo and main chat theme.


However, while the similarities to Instagram’s palette are undeniable, Messenger director of marketing Christine Purcell said in an interview that the refresh is just one part of a journey that began well over a year ago to help Messenger evolve from “a messaging app closely related to Facebook to a much broader place where people can hang out with people they’re close to, with holistic experiences to make people feel like they’re together.”



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