Facebook Messenger, from the team notorious for using 18,000 classes to create a simple iOS app, is back to teach you one more lesson: how to stupidly use up as much valuable screenspace as possible:
Obviously someone at Facebook is ridiculously proud of the toolbar that takes up half the available horizontal screen space for composing the message, so let’s take a moment to stare in awe at the beauty, elegance, and complete pointlessness of the in-band toolbar responsible for such a waste of space:
Now that we have finished admiring this masterpiece, can we please get our screen real-estate back? Coming from a company as supposedly “mobile first” as this one, it’s a real surprise they couldn’t make their native web interface properly responsive in a way that actually matters (no, gimmicks and special effects don’t count).
All of Facebook’s online web properties take advantage of1 – and we’re expected to believe this was the best they could come up with?