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Facebook Messenger gets a new logo, introduces new themes and other features

Along with a new look, Facebook will also bring new stickers, new themes, and other features to the redesigned Messenger.

twitter-logoIndia Today Tech | October 14, 2020 | Updated 14:09 IST

Highlights

  • Facebook is rolling out an all-new Messenger for users.
  • Facebook will also bring new stickers, new themes, and other features
  • In September, Facebook had integrated Messenger and Instagramís Direct Messages.

Facebook is rolling out an all-new Messenger for users. Along with a new look, Facebook will also bring new stickers, new themes, and other features to the redesigned Messenger.

"Today, Messenger gets a new look to mark our continued evolution from a simple way to message your Facebook friends, to a place to hang out with your favorite people, on your favorite apps and devices. With over a billion users around the world, our mission is to be a universal way to connect and be closer together. That mission has never been more important as people everywhere look to private online spaces to stay connected," Stan Chudnovsky, VP of Messenger said in a blog post.

Facebook ditches the traditional blue logo for a blue-to-pink gradient, which looks similar to the Instagram logo.

"Our new logo reflects a shift to the future of messaging, a more dynamic, fun, and integrated way to stay connected to the people you're close to. Chudnovsky said in the blog post. Along with the new logo, Messenger also gets new stickers, chat themes, and more.

Facebook will also roll out the Vanish Mode feature in messenger which messages will disappear once the recipient has viewed the picture or left the chat. WhatsApp is also rumored to be working on a feature like this but it would be called View Once.

In September, Facebook had integrated Messenger and Instagram's Direct Messages. This integration lets users message their friends on Instagram and vice versa. "More than a billion people already use Messenger as a place to share, hang out, and express themselves with family and friends. That's why we're connecting the Messenger and Instagram experience to bring some of the best Messenger features to Instagram so you have access to the best messaging experience, no matter which app you use. People on Instagram can decide whether to update immediately to this new experience," Facebook had said in a blog post.

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