Facebook’s Messenger app is a great free, secure, cross platform option to get hold of pretty much any of your friends at any time. Like Facebook’s main app though, it’s a little relaxed when it comes to keeping up with current design standards on Android. According to this post on Reddit though, that’s starting to change with one Redditor has shown screenshots of an updated Facebook Messenger app sporting a new interface.
After the Reddit post about the update, a number of users noted that they were also seeing the new user interface in their app. The addition of the Floating Action Button (FAB) is the biggest telltale sign, along with a new tab design at the top of the screen. The app also now appears to support multiple account signin, something Facebook is starting to roll out in more of its apps of late.
There’s been no announcement from Facebook regarding such a major update to Messenger, and installing the app update from other sources manually doesn’t get the new user interface either – it appears that it might be activated server-side for each user’s account. We’ll have to wait and see whether any of us get selected as Facebook’s Messenger guinea pigs. Fingers crossed!
In the meantime, check out some screenshots of the UI changes below:
You can find more screenshots in this Imgur gallery.
Have you been lucky enough to receive the Messenger update yet? Tell us what you think of the new version in the comments.