In August, it was announced that Facebook was going to roll out a new interface design for Facebook Messages. This was 2 months ago and a lot of us were wondering when the feature would eventually be hitting us. It seems that a large roll out occured over the past two days. Users all over the world, including myself in the UK have been reporting that their Facebook messages have now updated according to various tweets and other means of online communication. A few blog posts have popped up around the web too making this a trending tech topic right now.
The new design looks great and works really well, making it much easier to work down your messages and reply to everyone. It also has instant mode made better. When I used to use Facebook messages and finish my message, then press enter. It would be delayed by a second or so. It was not much of a bother, but it was very annoying. Now when you press enter, it really is instant allowing you to continue with your messages rather than looking up and waiting to see if it’s there.
It’s taken a long time to roll out the feature because Facebook has so many users. It would be impossible to roll out the feature to all 1 billion active monthly users at one time due to current technology. It also allows less people to be affected with early problems from the update if not as many people are using that new feature. There are still people who don’t have the update, but don’t worry it is moving fast around the world and will be hitting your Facebook Inbox very soon.