Facebook’s head of Messenger David Marcus published a new blog post detailing the issues the company sees with Messenger. He also revealed some plans to address these problems. According to him, Facebook Messenger To Put More Focus on Audio and Video chatting in 2018.
Facebook Messenger To Put More Focus on Audio and Video chatting
Facebook Messenger has added chatbots, advertisements, games. It also added AR features. All of those additions left the app feeling unfocused and drifting from its core function of letting people talking to with each other. To make the app more focusing on chatting, Facebook will more emphasis on audio and video chat.
“The app became too cluttered,”
Marcus admitted in his blog post.
“Expect to see us invest in massively simplifying and streamlining Messenger this year.”
Messenger will emphasize group video chatting. Moreover, it will also improve how people share photos and videos. Facebook already has a split-screen group chat called Bonfire that could be baked into Messenger in the future.
Moreover, he also revealed some statistics. In 2017, 1.3 billion people are actively using Messenger every month. Also, over 500 billion emojis and 18 billion GIFs sent. There were 17 billion video chats on Messenger for the year – two times as many as compared to 2016. And over 100 million people interacted with M suggestions in November alone, across 10 countries and four languages.
Now making the app more attractive and chat specific will help Facebook to increase its number of users. Let’s see what new advancement Facebook will bring in its Messenger app.