Nov 14th, 2013

Facebook Messenger UI update

It was only a couple of weeks ago that Facebook began issuing an upgrade to their Facebook Messenger app to select beta users. This upgrade brought us a complete redesign, giving us a healthy helping of the #HOLOYOLO UI we’ve all come to know and love.

It was kind of a big deal — Facebook seemingly hated Holo. Well, the fact that their main app hasn’t been upgraded to follow the latest Android design guidelines led us to believe that much, anyway. Those of you disappointed that you weren’t able to get in on the fun right away can rest easy now, as Facebook has finally issued the upgrade to everyone in the Google Play Store.

Facebook says the upgrade should provide a faster, more reliable user experience, something that’s no doubt welcomed after suffering with previous versions of the app for so long. Alongside a fresh new user interface, Facebook has also made it more obvious which version of Facebook messaging recipients are using, and has given users the option to send messages through either Facebook or SMS (granted you have a verified phone number on file). It’s a pretty big deal, so you won’t want to wait too long to get it from the Google Play Store. Go, go, go!