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Facebook Introduces Messenger Lite for Basic Android Smartphones

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Facebook Introduces Messenger Lite for older, underpowered Android devices. Messenger Lite is a new standalone and lightweight app introduced by the social media giant with 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 cripples it in terms of performance. So, if you want to take full advantage of it, then you have to use a more recent smartphone in terms of hardware.

The Messenger Lite is the slimmed-down version of the Messenger app, and users will get core features on Android devices. The name indicates the 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 1 billion people logged into the app to connect with their friends and families. Since users from most developed countries face slow internet connection and use an 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 for installing on a device that’s limited on resources. It’s fast to install and quick to start up. It includes the same function as 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.

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