Facebook Messenger has ditched chatbots and removed Discover tab as part of a larger redesign process to catch more eyeballs.
Facebook Messenger will stop using chatbots, in a move to focus on 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.
The app has been streamlined as a functional messaging app.
In the new design, Facebook promotes a ‘People’ section where you can see large squares dedicated to friends.
This will show those who have recently updated their Facebook Stories.
One can also see contact list organized to promote most used contacts who are actively online.
Instant Games and Transportation will also remove from the chat composer’s utility tray.
It will move inside the app so you will need to search for those.
Not just the main app, the company is also tweaking Messenger Kids.
In a bid to give parents more control over what their kids do on Facebook Messenger Kids, the company added new privacy features on Parent Dashboard in the app.
Parents will now be able to see more details about who their children are messaging with.
Parents can also know to whom their children are video calling, and a history of anyone they’ve blocked in the app.
Facebook Messenger to come forward with Parental Guidance
Facebook launched Messenger Kids in 2017 which faced a lot of criticism over privacy issues.
The social app also announces to roll out a new feature for its Messenger service.
This move taken in a fight against fake accounts and the spread of false information.
According to the details, Facebook Messenger is testing a feature that will flag off messages coming from a fake account.
If you receive a DM from someone you haven’t conversed with in a while, it will show you information about when the account was created.
It will also tell whether that user is on Messenger without a related account, along with details on the phone number.