Facebook Makes Messenger Lite Officially Available In Some Developed Markets
Facebook released the Facebook Messenger Lite application into developing smartphone markets last year. Now, Messenger Lite has been officially released into a number of developed markets including North America, the United Kingdom and parts of Europe. Messenger Lite is a smaller app compared with the standard Messenger app, as it occupies under 10 MB in size, but includes the core functionality: using the application, you can send instant messages, voice memos, pictures and voice calling. What you can’t do is video chat, edit photographs or use My Day, and there are no games or chat bots present either. It’s unclear if Messenger adverts will be included or not.
The Facebook Messenger was originally designed for developing smartphone markets as it uses fewer device resources. Not only is the application smaller, but it consumes less bandwidth. For customers not on an unlimited data plan, or for Facebook users who simply want to use the Messenger service for keeping up with friends and family, it could be a better choice. It’s already been popular in the more developed markets anyway and thanks to how flexible Android is, many Facebook customers have sideloaded the app – that is, downloaded and installed the Facebook Messenger Lite application without using the Google Play Store. With Facebook making this an official app, it should help customers keep the app updated – and this should keep more customers happy.
The Messenger Lite app looks a little dated, but if you simply want to use the service for keeping up with people rather than using the pretty features, it sounds like a great choice. If Facebook Messenger Lite is available in your market, you can download it from the link below: