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SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Messenger has ditched chat bots and removed the Discover tab as part of a larger redesign process to remain simple and catch more eyeballs.
The changes will appear next week, reports TechCrunch, in a move to focus on speed and simplicity.
“The changes are part of a larger Messenger redesign that reorients the People tab around Stories as Facebook continues to try to dominate the ephemeral social media format it copied from Snapchat,” said the report.
Under Stan Chudnovsky, the app has been streamlined as a functional messaging app.
In the new design, Facebook is promoting a “People” section where you can see large squares dedicated to friends who have recently updated their Facebook Stories.
One can also see the contact list organized to promote the most used contacts who are actively online.
(With inputs from agencies)