Facebook Messenger rolled out the “lite” version of its app – Messenger Lite – in India. This launch is designed to reach people in emerging markets where mobile internet connections are slow.
Messenger Lite is a lightweight, fast and simple version of Messenger that offers the core features of Messenger for markets with slower than average internet speeds and a prevalence of basic Android smartphones.
Messenger Lite offers the same basic functions as Messenger, enabling users to send and receive texts, photos, links, emojis and stickers. Messenger Lite is under 10MB, so it’s fast to install and quick to start up.
The new Messenger Lite also enables voice calling and the active now indicator. It also has the ability to view and remove group members and add members to groups. Messenger Lite was previously rolled out in countries such as Vietnam, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands. In India with Messenger Lite, more people can stay in contact, regardless of network conditions or storage limitations on their Android devices.