Facebook has launched Messenger Lite a new slimmed down version of Messenger app for Android devices. Messenger Lite will be initially launched in five countries: Kenya, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Venezuela but it will arrive to more countries in the upcoming month. More than 1 billion people are using the Messenger app. Facebook initially launched Messenger Lite app in these five countries because “they have a large number of Messenger users than other countries,” Facebook said.
The main purpose for launching Messenger Lite app is to reduce the mobile data consumption, which is very expensive in some markets and users emerge in those markets where mobile connections are slow. And especially for those people who’s having Android smartphones that have less available storage, memory and has a less powerful processor.
“Messenger Lite app was built to give people a great Messenger experience, no matter what technology they use or have access to,” Tom Mulchay, Engineering Manager for Messenger Lite, wrote in a blog post.
Messenger Lite offers the same functions as Messenger. Users will be able to send messages, send and receive photos and links and also receive stickers. It will be easy to install and fast app, with the size of under 10MB.
There isn’t first Lite app version Facebook also released the Facebook Lite application for those people whose smartphone are not able to run the full-fledged version of the application. By using Messenger Lite app more people stay connected with one another, regardless of network problem or less storage on their Android devices.