Facebook's big F8 conference is going down this week, so that they've announced a bunch of updates to their line-up of products. First up, we've got news on Facebook Messenger which is getting some major changes
Later this year, Messenger 5 will roll with a faster and lighter app, a way for you to watch videos together with friends and family, a dedicated space for you and your closest friends to find each other's content, and more.
Facebook says they were able to trim down the new Facebook Messenger to just 30MB. The old FB Messenger was around 1
For the dedicated friend / family space, Facebook is going to help you "easily find content from the friends and family you message most. ”You can see what will look like, but Facebook says they are only in early stages of development. You may not see this for a while
Since millions of people watch video and video chat each month on Facebook, they want you to be able to consume video together. Whether it's a funny clip or home video, you can be laugh or cry together within Messenger, friends. This feature is now testing and will roll out later this year.
Finally, Facebook will introduce a dedicated desktop app on both Windows and MacOS. I can't believe this didn't happen long ago, but we'll take it. It 's fully featured, just like the app and web experiences.
Again, none of this is coming today.