Facebook starts remodeling Messenger into the world's "digital living room"

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The company's Android apps have been criticized for being poorly optimized and bloated in the past.

In addition to new apps, Facebook's also making a big push to have Messenger become more social than it is in its current form. A new design for the Facebook mobile app highlights the Groups that users have joined, and now shows a personalized feed of activity across all the groups people are part of in a special tab.

Zuckerberg kicked off the company's annual F8 developer conference on Tuesday with more details about his new "privacy- focused" vision for the social network, including the new look.

Facebook will unveil a slew of other new features on Tuesday.

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The company is even rolling out specific features for different types of groups.

The endgame for this overhaul - the integration of WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram messages into a single product with end-to-end encryption, as Zuckerberg announced in March - is still years away. Personally, I've always wanted something like this to watch YouTube videos with faraway friends, so hopefully Facebook doesn't screw it up when it rolls out later this year.

Since millions of people watch video and video chat each month on Facebook, they want you to be able to consume video together. It's basically the Messenger mobile app blown up for Windows and macOS computers, which should come in handy for some.

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The one announcement for WhatsApp is about connecting people with businesses.

The social network's e-commerce service, called Marketplace, also got an upgrade.

For now, the company continues to run a highly profitable business built on collecting personal information from its users so it can sell ads targeted to their interests.

Instagram will soon get the ability to shop directly in the app.

The first big change is that Messenger will be faster and lighter than before. Fundraisers are also coming to Instagram with donation stickers for Stories.

Amid all that, Zuckerberg is likely to focus on Facebook's future by emphasizing private messaging, Facebook's role in "communities", and harnessing artificial intelligence to improve discourse.

Facebook also announced expansions to its hardware devices, including bringing WhatsApp to its video screen hub Portal and expanding sales of the device to Canada and Europe.

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