Messenger Lite, a standalone and slimmed down version of Facebook Messenger for Android, is aimed at the countries with slower than average internet speeds is released as on October 3, 2016.
In addition to regardless of network conditions, with Messenger Lite more people can stay in contact becuase of its less storage requirement on their Android devices.
Messenger Lite is under 10MB is faster and quicker to start upso it’s fast to install and quick to start up includes core experiences of Messenger such as messaging, sending and receiving photos and links, and receiving stickers.
With Messenger Lite, “people are able to quickly and easily send text, photos and links to anyone using Messenger or Messenger Lite,” writes facebook.
In addition, Messenger Lite uses the same bolt logo as Messenger, but with reversed colors —where “bolt is blue with a white chat bubble background.”
Facebook is rolling out Messenger Lite today to people in Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela. And, will release it in other countries in the coming months.
Finally, company notes, every month more than 1 billion people around the world use Messenger from a range of mobile devices on networks of various speeds and reliability.