Facebook testing a redesigned UI to integrate M, your personal assistant

By : |March 1, 2017 0

The social media giant, Facebook is known for testing various features to boost users’ experience. Adding one more to this long list, Facebook is now testing the integration for Facebook’s upcoming “M” personal assistant, in a redesigned UI.

M is Facebook’s long-anticipated personal assistant that will be integrated within Messenger, which was announced in August 2015. The chatbot is currently available only to a handful of testers, which helps them buy gifts or make reservations.

CIOLFacebook testing a redesigned UI to integrate M, your personal assistant

As per Android Police report, Facebook is testing a redesigned UI for the Messenger window, with M assistant.

In a bid to give a minimalist and modern vibe Facebook has lined all UI elements in one row instead of two. Yes, you’re right, it will make the window look cluttered and also reduce the functionality. Facebook has reduced the size of the message box to now accommodate other UI elements like camera, gallery, voice & now an additional ‘+’ button in one row.

CIOL Facebook testing a redesigned UI to integrate M, your personal assistant

In the redesigned version, it takes more efforts (read taps) to reach the features. For example, if you want to start a game, or set a reminder now it takes two taps instead of one.

Moreover, the report also says that ‘M’, the chatbot doesn’t “perform most functions you would want from an AI chatbot”. As of now, M pops up only in chats when it sees greetings or wishes such as “Happy birthday,” “Happy New Year,” and “Good morning.”

Considering the feature is still in beta build, we can expect the company to develop the technology into a better chatbot.

Though the window looks cluttered, Facebook has done a good job by bringing emojis, stickers and GIFs under one umbrella.

But before you get hyped up, do remember all these UI changes are under testing and may not see the light of the day ever.

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