Facebook rolls out a overhauled Messenger update. Facebook says “Starting today, we are rolling out a faster, smaller, and simpler Messenger on iOS over the next few weeks. Messenger will load twice as fast1 and will be one-fourth its original size”
Facebook said that they know how much speed and reliability matter and that the new update is Faster, Smaller & Simpler. They removed 84% of the code from the original app, so they went from 1.7+ million lines of code to just 360,000 lines of code.
They also indicated that they are continuing to improve interoperability of is messaging apps (WhatsApp & Instagram) and that they are continuing to push to their vision of a private messaging experience.
Facebook is in a hurried frenzy to tie all of their Apps together so that they cannot be broken up when eventual anti-trust legislation comes from the Senate. Also their is a huge push from users to encrypt Facebook Messenger and while Facebook hasn’t committed to fully encrypting Messenger they have given some vague language about making it more private.
By Platform De.Central | Source: Messengenews.com