Social media giant Facebook has repaired its messaging app called Messenger in an effort to simplify the service. The company claims to have 1.3 billion monthly global users.
The Messenger began rolling out a redesigned version featuring three tabs instead of nine. The platform stated that it was “going back to its roots” seven years after the standalone app’s launch.
“We build one feature after another; they’re piling up,” Messenger chief Stan Chudnovsky said.
The app has grown from a simple messaging app to one that lets users make video calls, send money and more. The updated and fresh tabs enable users to navigate between their conversations under “Chats,” stories and contacts at “People,” and “Discovery,” which is devoted to games and exchanges with businesses.
Messenger is part of Facebook’s effort to expand outside the social network, particularly when it comes to staying relevant to mobile lifestyles and younger people, who have been moving away from the service.