Facebook Messenger has changed quite significantly since David Marcus took over the lead role two years ago. And more changes are planned.
Marcus said, in an interview with TIME, that Messenger will "look a whole lot different" by the end of the year. The messaging service has two major goals: to serve up useful info at the right time with context, and to make it easier for users to communicate.
He said that the service has embraced voice calls and video calls, but added that the team is intrigued by the next form of real-time communications. All he would give away on this is that we'll find out soon enough. He also noted that the team is looking to make the photo sharing side of Messenger great.
When asked why messaging apps have become the focus for many companies in Silicon Valley, Marcus responded that the capabilities of smart devices and operating systems have evolved significantly of late. He added, "As a result you can build compelling experiences inside messaging apps that solve a lot of the real problems."
Marcus isn't giving away too much just yet about the future of Messenger, but changes are coming. And it seems like we'll hear more about them very soon.