Facebook has rebuilt the Messenger app for iOS from scratch. The social media giant announced today that it’s starting to roll out a “faster, smaller, and simpler” version of Messenger on iOS. The company notes that the app will now load twice as fast and be one-fourth the size.
In a Facebook post, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that once you have the new version, Messenger should “feel much faster and more responsive compared to other apps you use.” The company said that it has reengineered the app from scratch to make it smoother and faster in use.
Facebook says that with the new simpler design, “a few features will be temporarily unavailable,” but the company wasn’t specific about which features were stripped. However, as from the recent reports, Facebook will ditch out the Discover tab from its Messenger app which showed you different chatbots and businesses you could message. The tab was also where you could find Instant Games, and they will apparently be removed from the app with this new redesign.
Facebook said that it’s working to bring back the removed features “soon,” but didn’t provide a timeline. As for the availability of the updated Messenger app for iOS, Facebook already started to roll out the app and is expected to reach all of you over the next few weeks.
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