Facebook Messenger redesigns its logo, adds more customization features

  • Facebook Messenger redesigns its logo, adds more customization features

Facebook Messenger redesigns its logo, adds more customization features

The official blog post includes a video that highlights the new features that Facebook Messenger has garnered over the years. It will also be bringing new features to the platform, such as chat themes, selfie stickers, and custom reactions.

The latest Messenger update is now available to download from the Google Play Store. The company also announced that the cross-platform compatibility between Instagram and Messenger will roll out soon to users across North America, although, there's no exact ETA for that yet. Instead, It's a blue-to-pink gradient, much like Instagram's logo. The platform has also rolled out a few other new features over the past few months, including screen sharing and the ability to video chat with up to 50 people. To the long-standing white-and-blue Messenger logo, Facebook Messenger has painted its tiresome boring logo with some exciting colors.

Other features are expected to arrive "soon" thereafter, including selfie stickers, which let you decorate your own photo to use a sticker, and a vanish mode to make chats disappear. The new features are coming to Messenger as part of its merger with Instagram. Thus, increasing the privacy and security of chats.

Messenger's default chat color will be changed to match the new style, as well.

Besides, the support for the latest Chat Bubbles has also been added. So, keeping in mind the current trend the company has included this feature as well. Users will be able to choose from chat themes ranging from "love" to "tie-dye" in Messenger. Integrating the two platform will allow users to receive messages from Facebook Messenger on Instagram and respond to them without having to switch apps and vice versa.

Facebook's decision to lock users into a new messaging platform with cross-app communication capabilities will make it more hard for users to defect to other competitive messaging apps.