Facebook Messenger for Android update gets material design makeover

Last Updated: 10 May, 2016
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Facebook has finally adhered to Google’s material design language, which was launched in 2014 over its Messenger application. The new material design makeover of Messenger for Android began rolling out to all the uses worldwide through the Play Store.

Google’s material design language was implemented to give all the Android apps a universal look and feel through various guidelines like bold colors, polished motion graphics and animations and so on.

Facebook has been testing various design elements over the past few months and have pushed out a number of beta versions of the app. These were made available for some users and now, the new version is going to hit everyone.

The new Messenger for Android features a bright blue navigation bar at the top of the screen with buttons to access chat, groups, settings and more. Meanwhile, in place of the bottom blue bar with separate buttons for composing new chats, search and making phone calls, there’s now a new floating action button that appears instead at the bottom-right of the screen.

facebook messenger for androidThe update was first announced on Facebook itself by Messenger head, David Marcus. “Any major redesign of an essential app used by hundreds of millions of people around the world is painstakenly [sic] hard, and that’s why we took every precaution to ensure you’d truly enjoy this evolution,” he noted

The roll out will be available to everyone starting today, however, it might take few days to complete, as we know that such things works like that.