The Facebook Messenger app is about to be updated with a new design that also makes its inbox smarter.
The new look, which rolls out later this week, will change how the app’s home tab is organized. Right now, it acts as a pretty standard inbox, showing all of your message threads with the most recent on top.
In the redesign, Messenger’s home screen will still display some of your most recent conversations at the top – but it will also add more personalized information farther down.
For instance, a “favorites” section will offer up links to the people you contact most often. Upcoming birthdays will be prominently displayed, and an “active now” section will show you who is “available in the moment.” Read more…