mashable.com - 41 days ago
If you hate Messenger, you're really not gonna like Facebook's latest update
If you're not a fan of Facebook's bubble-based chatting experience, we have some bad news: your mobile News Feed might soon be even more Messengerized.
Facebook looks to be testing text bubbles in the comment threads of its mobile app. This comes shortly after rolling out a new feature to inundate desktop users with unwanted pop-up tabs every time a friend replies to a comment. The new mobile comment format was first brought to light by The Next Web's Matt Navarra, who received a screenshot of a bubbly thread from a Twitter follower. Facebook testing a messaging-like format for comments? H/T @Herbie Current format vs New design <——————vs——————> pic.twitter.com/giirtKKHgv — Matt Navarra ⭐️ (@MattNavarra) March 20, 2017 I don't have the rounded-out comments on my iPhone's Facebook app, but a tipster contacted me with a screenshot showing their feed with a new format, too. Hey @facebook why do comments look like this on my phone? pic.twitter.com/2zXQxQKXF5 — chrisZsnow (@chrisZsnow) March 19, 2017 This version of the UI is slightly different — unlike Navarra's screenshot, friends' names are located above the text bubbles.