They only show this narrow strip if the browser is not wide enough, but luckily there is a simple solution to get the old fully expanded chatbar, with your friends names visible, back, and that work wtih FBP’s chat customization options.
1) If you don’t have your browser full screen already, expand your browser’s width until the old style chat bar returns.
As we’ve said, our goal is to focus development efforts on making Messenger the best mobile messaging experience possible and avoid the confusion of having separate Facebook mobile messaging experiences.
Messenger is used by more than 200 million people every month, and we’ll keep working to make it an even more engaging way to connect with people.” "Messenger is much faster," says Facebook in the notice users are now seeing.
But even for those who aren’t really feeling the comic vibe, it’s still an evolved version of communicating with emoticons and animated gif images.
“We’ve created this scene director that makes composition and drawing decisions based on what’s happening in the conversation,” Nubis cofounder and app co-creator Mark Goodair told Venture Beat in an interview.
For all intents and purposes, Comi Xchat lets you communicate through a comic book strip, which is previously something that only happened for me when recalling situations from memory as a comic book-obsessed child of eight.You'll get new messages instantly and can reply right away.In fact, we've found that people reply about 20 percent faster on Messenger than on Facebook.I wrote this as an experiment to learn Ruby in 2005. This makes things a little hairy when you want to have one character monologuing, but Spittoon tries to figure it out. To create a new panel, simply re-use a character name. A great source for free and commercial comic fonts is Blambot Comic Fonts.I had planned on making an ongoing comic strip, but it turned out that I wasn't very funny. Since the same character can't appear twice in the same panel, this is the signal that a new panel is necessary. How many panels you get in the strip is determined by the chat script -- more panels are added when a text balloon can't fit in a single strip. A lot of comic fonts are dual-weight -- lowercase text produces normal-weight letters and uppercase text produces bold letters.