June 16, 2016
Facebook is reinventing Messenger to give you the convenience of an inbox.
The updated interface makes it easier for you to send messages by keeping a list of recent conversations at the top of your screen. Underneath will be categories showing favorite contacts, friends’ birthdays and an ‘Active Now’ category, which contains messages you have yet to respond to.
“Now, you’ll see your conversations and ways to connect right where you need them most. You’ll still see the first few most recent messages at the top of your screen, followed by a new Favorites section, which highlights people you message most frequently, so you can quickly pick up your last conversation,” Facebook said in a press release.
“We hope to show you other things happening on Messenger that you might be interested in, too. For example, with the Active Now section, you can see that a good friend or colleague is available in the moment. Maybe that will prompt you to say hi!”
To access a new section, simply press the ‘Home’ button in the upper left corner of your screen.
Facebook did not indicate to whom the updates would be available, or when they would be rolling out, so it is likely all iOS and Android users will be able to access the changes immediately.
Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.