Facebook Messenger has gotten too cluttered, a personality pronounced today. David Marcus, Facebook’s clamp boss of messaging products, pronounced in a blog post of 2018 predictions currently that a association had left overboard in a past dual years as it brought new facilities to a app.
“Over a final dual years, we built a lot of capabilities to find a facilities that continue to set us apart,” Marcus wrote. “A lot of them have found their product marketplace fit; some haven’t. While we raced to build these new features, a app became too cluttered. Expect to see us deposit in massively simplifying and streamlining Messenger this year.”
The association declined to mention that tools of Messenger it now considers clutter.
Marcus assimilated Facebook to lead Messenger in 2014, shortly before a association spun messaging out of a flagship app. Since then, a app has grown to 1.3 billion monthly users. But along a way, Messenger has remade from a fast, lightweight messaging app into a bewildering mixture of competing priorities. Since 2014 it has combined payments, customer use bots, a gaming platform, and ephemeral stories, among other unloved features. It has also begun inserting ads into a summary feed.
The app became so massive that Facebook felt compelled to build a “lite” chronicle on Android enclosed usually simple messaging features. The thought was that in building countries, Messenger’s different array of data-hungry facilities would overcome many people’s dungeon phone plans. (Among Western users, Messenger Lite has been a critical smash.)
Marcus didn’t contend how a association skeleton to facilitate Messenger. (One good place to start: recover Messenger Lite on iOS.)