Facebook Finally Decides to Declutter Messenger

Facebook Messenger is one of the most widely used messaging apps and due to it’s massive userbase, it needs constant improvement and new features.

If you are a techie – you should know that the Messenger app is heavily bloated and comes with a number of useless features that only use up your device’s RAM and drain the battery.

After adding feature upon feature for the messaging app, Facebook has finally decided to simplify and streamline Messenger.

This seems like a good decision because the app has needed a tuneup for a long time because honestly, a simpler app is preferable for IM’s – as the definition suggests, an “Instant Message” should be rapid, without any delays, and uncluttered.

The current Messenger app slows down most low-end devices (even some mid-range ones if used extensively) and is a pure battery drainer.

A Collection of Redundant Features

The head of the team behind the Facebook Messenger, David Marcus admitted,

Over the last two years, we built a lot of capabilities to find the features that continue to set us apart. A lot of them have found their product market fit; some haven’t.

He posted Facebook’s 2018 resolution and future plans in which he assured the simplification of the Messenger app in the near future, along with some new handy features it is expected to come with.

David hinted at 6 major features including real time communications, group chats, video and GIF sharing, which will be added over the year. Businesses will also get improved customer service and assist small and medium enterprises to use Messenger for their needs.

There is a lot of incentive for them as well because of the 1.3 billion monthly active users on the platform. Overall 2018 is shaping up to be a year of major overhauls for the Messenger.