Facebook is testing an-all white UI design on Android

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Credit: https://www.xda-developers.com/facebook-is-testing-a-whiter-ui-design-in-the-android-app/

An all-white redesign of the Facebook app for Android could be on its way—all things being equal. XDA developers reports that the social media giant is already testing a new whiter color scheme in the Android version of its app.

XDA developers notes that the new UI for the Facebook Android app replaces the famous blue accents—adopting a whiter look, which is already being tested out. The blue color in the header is no longer there, while the icons are now spotting contrasting look.

The navigation tabs below the main header now have two more shortcut icons for videos and profile view. The new UI is being tested through a server side switch; and there seems to be no option or settings where you can switch to it. What this means is that you won’t be able to try it out for now.

This new design could bring the Facebook app on Android at per with Messenger, which recently welcomed a new all-white look. That said, there is currently nothing to suggest that users will be able to use dark mode on Facebook for Android as is being seen on Messenger for Android.

A couple of weeks ago, a new look Messenger started rolling out, laying to rest months of speculation surrounding the messaging app. Recall that Facebook announced that it was working on a new design for the messaging app during last year’s F8 developer conference. The app has been listed on both the App Store and the Google Play Store reports The Verge.

The update shows that Facebook Messenger is now spotting a new interface, and is confirmed to be available across iOS and Android operating systems. The idea behind a new design is to make the app simpler and to make your messages easily accessible to users. If simplicity is what it brings to users, then it is well worth the wait. Despite taking such a long time to get to both app stores, users won’t have much to complain about giving the new interface.

Among new features added to the new look Facebook Messenger are; consolidating its nine tabs into three and adding a lot of clean-looking whitespace in the interface. Nothing has really changed in chats as the usual functionality such as games, bots, and reminders are still there. However, much of those functionalities have now been hidden behind a new four-dot icon.

Last December, we brought you a report that Facebook Messenger’s dark mode was finally available. Reliable reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong hinted that the test has indeed begun and a few countries are actually acting as tests lab for the new feature. Dark mode as you already know is a common feature these days in several other major apps such as Twitter and YouTube and the likes.


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Author: Ola Ric

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