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Facebook Messenger Lite For Android Now Available In The US And More

Facebook Messenger Lite For Android Now Available In The US And More

Compared to the real Facebook Messenger, the application is definitely quite barebones in features. Nothing more, nothing less. Facebook took charge of this initiative in October with the release of Messenger Lite, and the app is now expanding to the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Ireland. That is unless you're on iOS.

Facebook's apps are infamous for the amount of data and battery they soak up, which has led to some people ditching the social network's ever-growing suite of apps.

Want to use Facebook's Messenger app without the processor-intensive features and heavy data suck? The app has finally debuted in the US, UK, Canada and Ireland a year after it's launch. It rolled out first to five countries, namely Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Venezuela. "Messenger Lite is a slimmed-down version of Messenger that offers the core features of the app, while giving everyone the opportunity to stay connected to their friends and family, regardless of device or quality of Internet connectivity". Currently, Messenger Lite is available in over 100 countries. One of the officials working with the company opined, "If you're annoyed by all that extra stuff on regular Messenger, the Lite version is for you".

Now, the new turnout could help Facebook to bring teens back to both traditional and Lite Messenger. The app is ideal for use on an older handset, or if you have limited bandwidth on your data plan.

With it, you can send messages, including stickers, pictures, videos and emoji, and make voice calls (no video chat)... and that's it.

You can download Facebook Messenger Lite from Google Play free of charge. That is not to say that adults won't use it. People in developed countries also have to deal with expensive data.


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