Many messaging apps show you a long list of names in alphabetical order or a list of recent chats you’ve participated in. While that often suffices for most people (because we generally know who we want to talk to when we enter a messaging app) Facebook wants to make it even easier to get into a chat session.
Yes, we know this is an iPhone.
Today’s update to Facebook Messenger revamps the starting page when you first open the app. It’ll now show you up to 4 things:
- Your few most recent conversations
- A list of other people that you talk to frequently
- A show of birthdays if anyone has one on that day or coming up
- A list of people who are online and available
And if all of that somehow fails, you still have a trusty search box to back you up. The update is rolling out right now.