Facebook is phasing out the Messenger discover tab, a tool it to help users find new bots and businesses.
The discover tab, which was first announced at Facebook’s F8 developer conference in April, 2017, was designed to help extend Messenger’s utility beyond a simple messaging app, with categories such as sports, news, shopping, finance, education, and more. However, with Facebook ramping up its push to evolve and refocus Messenger, it seems that it’s now looking to simplify and declutter the app.
Back in October, Facebook an overhauled Messenger app, with a focus on the app’s core function as a tool for connecting people. Then a few months back, it , which will effectively lead to a new lightweight Messenger built on an entirely new codebase.