Facebook launches new, simplified Messenger app : First demoed at F8, Messenger 4 is now being rolled out globally to all compatible devices, Facebook announced in a press statement. The new Messenger app promises a more simplified experience focusing on the most important features that consumers often use.

Only three of the nine tabs that formed the core of Messenger remain in the new version of the app: Chats, People and Discover. Even so, none of the features offered by the other tabs have been removed, the app remains ever so powerful.

Moreover, Messenger 4 introduces a new to personalize conversations with a small update to chat customizations called color gradients. These new color gradients allow you to use more multiple colors to customize chat bubbles in conversations. These color gradients can be changed any time so that they reflect one’s mood or topic of conversation.

Apparently, Facebook thinks that these changes might be confusing for Messenger users, which is why the updated version will be rolled out in phases over the coming weeks. At the same time, the social network company promised to bring more new features to Messenger, including Dark Mode, and a re-skinned interface.

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