Facebook Messenger is one of the most popularly used apps for chat and communication. The Lite version of Facebook Messenger was created keeping in mind that not all internet users have access to high speed internet as well as unlimited data. Now the Messenger Lite Android app is expanding to the US. That is unless you're on iOS. But, the expansion of the app to Facebook's top developed markets mean that people who want to save data charges like teenagers can take advantage of the app.
The Lite version of Facebook Messenger includes all of the key features of the messaging tool, but strips out some of the extras such as Day and lenses.
Now people in all places can use the Messenger Lite app only on-devices running on Android4. The app was first released in Kenya, Malaysia, Tunisia, Venezuela, and Sri Lanka, and was later expanded to more than 100 developing countries. Messenger Lite eliminates some of the newer and more processor-heavy features in the traditional Facebook Messenger app. The app has its own personal assistant, and now every time you open it you're also hit in the face with all your friend's Stories. The app is ideal for those who use basic Android smartphones, as messenger Lite app will use up fewer resources.
Now, the new turnout could help Facebook to bring teens back to both traditional and Lite Messenger.
Messenger Lite is marketed as a lightweight alternative application to those seeking to save storage space, processing power or mobile data.
In addition to all of that, the Lite app also enables users to use the voice calling feature and set the "active now" indicator. The app is now available to download from the Google Play store in the UK, Ireland, Canada and the US.
Still this is a good thing, because people have to deal with data limits in developed countries as well.