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Messenger logo change could signal bigger things

💬 The subtle tweak of the Messenger icon sees Facebook ditch the traditional blue-and-white icon for an Instagram-esque gradient look. This was accompanied by the development of underlying infrastructure and functionality also being introduced. It’s no secret that Facebook have been working on cross platform functionality of Messenger, Instagram DMs, and WhatsApp which could be seen as a WeChat style ecosystem which users would operate in. This could be a step too far for the social media giant and is sure to fan the flames of the discussion around breaking up Facebook’s social media monopoly, however it could also signal a second wind of chat bot technology which is due to emerge from its trough of disillusionment.

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