Facebook Introduces Messenger Lite for older, underpowered Android devices. Messenger Lite is new standalone and light weight app introduced by the social media giant in an aim to bring more people to the platform.
All of you know about Facebook Messenger, if you download it on your mobile it takes more space and crippled it is in terms of performance. So, if you want to take full advantage of it, then you have to use more recent smartphone in terms of hardware.
The Messenger Lite is the slimmed down version of Messenger app and users will get core features on Android devices. The name indicates actual purpose of this app – to be as light as possible on resources. Or in other words we can say that: the app is mainly aimed at older Android devices that are underpowered and boast older hardware.
Facebook Messenger is one of the most used messaging platforms in the world with more than one 1 billion people logged into the app to connect with their friends and families. Since users from most of the developed countries face slow internet connection and use older version of mobile devices, Messenger Lite will empower them to connect regardless of their network conditions or storage limitations on their Android devices.
Messenger Lite is 10MB in size, making it ideal to install on a device that’s limited on resources. It’s fast to install and quick to start up. It includes same function like Facebook Messenger such as messaging, sending and receiving photos and links, and receiving stickers.
Messenger Lite is already rolled out in some countries like Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela. Facebook announced that very soon other countries will also get Facebook Lite in the upcoming months.
Source: Facebook Newsroom
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