Messenger overhauls its logo, adds new chat features – Megan Farokhmanesh

Facebook Messenger is overhauling its logo and adding some new features. The company is rolling out new chat themes, in addition to selfie stickers and a vanish mode, as part of its initiative to connect Facebook users with people on Instagram.

The visual update is meant to “mark our continued evolution from a simple way to message your Facebook friends,” Messenger VP Stan Chudnovsky wrote in a blog post. The icon ditches its solid blue for a blue-to-pink gradient, more in the style of Instagram. “Our new logo reflects a shift to the future of messaging, a more dynamic, fun, and integrated way to stay connected to the people you’re close to.”

Its new themes include “love and tie-dye” for wider customization options. Selfie stickers let…

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