It’s always nice when an app gets updated to fall in line with the overarching design formula of the mobile operating system that it runs on. In this case, Facebook Messenger, which is used by millions, got the Material Design treatment for Android. Thus, the app hasn’t been dramatically changed, but it does look nicer — and that’s important, too.
Funny enough, Messenger head David Marcus wrote on Facebook (naturally) why this update took so long, since Material Design debuted back in 2014:
“Any major redesign of an essential app used by hundreds of millions of people around the world is painstakenly [sic] hard, and that’s why we took every precaution to ensure you’d truly enjoy this evolution.”