Facebook releases Messenger Lite for emerging countries


After the successful launch of Facebook Lite, Facebook is taking one step further and is releasing Messenger Lite in Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela, with more countries in the coming months.

The Messenger Lite application is less than 10 MB, so it will work great on older phones and tablets. The app includes standard features you would expect from a messaging app, such as sending and receiving messages and images. The Messenger Lite logo is the same as the regular Messenger logo but with colours reversed.

Facebook says currently more than 1 billion people around the world are using Messenger to stay in touch with friends and family. With Messenger Lite, users will now be able to send messages from devices with poor network conditions and/or low internal storage, because we know how bloated the regular Facebook apps are, right?

The app is now available on Google Play in the countries mentioned at the beginning of this article, however as of now you cannot download the app from Facebook’s website like you can with Facebook Lite. However Android Police’s APK Mirror has the APK ready for you to download, so if you want to grab the app, then click here.


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