Hey Facebook Messenger, Instagram wants its logo back

Facebook Messenger
Facebook Messenger's new look (Image credit: Facebook)

Just weeks after announcing the merging of Facebook and Instagram's messaging services, Facebook has revealed a brand new look for its Messenger app. The colourful facelift includes a brand new icon – but some users think it looks very familiar.

Until now, the all-blue speech bubble had remained largely unchanged since the standalone Messenger app's arrival in 2011, but the new update sees it replaced by a version featuring a gradient of purple, pink and orange. Yep, it seems the Facebook team has taken logo inspiration from somewhere rather close to home: Instagram. 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.