Facebook Launches “Messenger Lite” For Slow Internet, Less Than 10MB In Size

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messenger lite app
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Short Bytes: In an attempt to spread its Messenger app to more people, Facebook has launched Messenger Lite. The messaging app is aimed at the regions where internet connectivity is bad and people don’t have access to feature-rich smartphones. The app rollout has started in Kenya, Tunisia, Sri Lanka, etc.

Facebook has launched a squeezed version of its Messenger app. Less than 10MB in size, Messenger Lite is designed with keeping in mind the technology deprived people, which do not have an access to faster internet and hardware packed devices.

Messenger Lite includes the basic functionalities of the normal Messenger. You can send and receive texts, photos, stickers, and links.

“With Messenger Lite, more people can stay in contact, regardless of network conditions or storage limitations on their Android devices. Messenger Lite was built to give people a great Messenger experience, no matter what technology they use or have access to,” writes Tom Mulcahy, Engineering Manager of Messenger Lite in the announcement post.

Messenger Lite is Facebook’s second attempt to bring trimmed down versions of its services. Earlier, it was Facebook Lite app. The Lite versions Facebook’s apps would also supplement its internet.org initiative.

How to get Facebook Messenger Lite if you live elsewhere

Right now, Facebook Messenger Lite is only available for download in few countries. However, you can download the APK file from APK Mirror and install the application on your smartphone.

Before installing the app, you need to enable the option to install the apps from unknown sources. To do this, you need to open the Security preference listing in the Settings option. There, find the unknown source option and enable the feature.

Source: FB Newsroom

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Aditya Tiwari

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