Facebook Messenger: 2017 Updates

Messenger keeps on developing through the years since it started on August 2014. Before 2016 ends, Messenger surprised us with different updates that will improve its users’ experience. 2016 was a milestone for Facebook Messenger by having one billion monthly active users that is continuing to grow. Because of the growing number, Facebook is focusing on developing and evolving their platform.

When Snapchat became popular, it became a threat to Facebook’s Messenger app (in function of sharing stories in short clips with fun filters). In order to eliminate the competition, Facebook Messenger created “My Day” wherein users can share their stories with brief videos and pictures or selfies. This update includes fun filters and stickers. People can also play games with their friends. Games such as basketball and football. Facebook messenger ended the year with a video chat update.

Here are some of the updates that you need to watch out this 2017.

Facebook will keep on working with developers to provide better experiences for the users. Facebook will also focus more on the Bots this 2017, to help and encourage businesses, especially small scale ones to have a tool that can facilitate connection through messaging.

Source: Hutchinson, A. (2017, January 18). Facebook’s Messenger Chief Outlines What’s Coming Next for the Platform. Social Media Today. Retrieved from http://www.socialmediatoday.com/social-business/facebooks-messenger-chief-outlines-whats-coming-next-platform.
Stay Updated on the latest dugital trends & new technology