Facebook launches Messenger Lite for Android

Facebook launches Messenger Lite for Android

Facebook has announced the launching of its new called Messenger Lite, which, as the name suggests, is a slimmed down version of the standard Messenger app.

According the Facebook, Messenger Lite is “for markets with slower than average internet speeds and a prevalence of basic Android smartphones.” Although slimmed down, it still offers the core features of Messenger such as messaging, sending and receiving photos and links, and receiving stickers.


Messenger Lite is just under 10MB which is good for Android smartphones with limited memory. It’s currently being rolled out to users in Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela. Other countries will receive it as well in the coming months.

source: Facebook
via: Venture Beat

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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2 Responses

  1. Nathan says:

    does this mean that newer phones could run this at an even faster rate than just the normal Messenger? internet aside. just want to know if this would run faster in newer phones.

  2. Marcus says:

    This is expected to use minimum amount of RAM. Sobra kasing gumamit ng RAM ang lahat ng fb apps.

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