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Big revamp in the works as Facebook Messenger rolls out redesign

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As part of a larger redesign process, Facebook Messenger has planned to get rid of chat bots and has also expunged Discover tab in order to go back to a simple design and get more eyeballs.

According to a report in TechCrunch, all these changes will surface from next week and Facebook has placed special importance to speed and simplicity.

“The changes are part of a larger Messenger redesign that reorients the People tab around Stories as Facebook continues to try to dominate the ephemeral social media format it copied from Snapchat,” said the report.

Under Stan Chudnovsky, the app has been streamlined in order to function as a normal and functional messaging app.

As per the new design, Facebook is also promoting a “People” section where the user can see a number of large squares which will be dedicated to friends who have recently updated their Facebook Stories. Also, one can see a contact list which has been organised to promote most used contacts who are actively online.

Not only this, Instant Games and Transportation will also be taken out from the chat composer’s utility tray and will be shifted inside the app and hence, the user has to search for them.

There are a number of different tweaks which the company is working on – there are changes made to Messenger Kids. There will be more control given to the parents and hence, they can keep a tab on what their kids can do on Facebook Messenger Kids, Earlier, the company had announced that they have added new features on Parent Dashboard in the app.

After this, parents will be able to see more details about who their children are messaging with, and whether or not they are video calling them as well as a history of anyone they’ve blocked in the app. Facebook launched Messenger Kids in 2017 which faced lot of criticism owing to privacy issues.

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