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Facebook’s new Messenger design is a rare simplification

Instagram and Facebook are more chaotic than ever, but Messenger is cutting back.
Facebook Messenger redesign

The latest iteration of Messenger is here.

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Facebook is a many-headed social hydra. There’s the original platform, built around the newsfeed; numerous acquisitions, from the photo-sharing platform Instagram to the international communication company Whatsapp; and spinoffs like Messenger, which is available within the Facebook mainframe and as a standalone app. The company has been accused of sending spam notifications on its main site, cluttering once-beloved apps with unwanted new features, and intentionally . But it announced Tuesday that Messenger is about to get simpler.

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