Facebook Messenger Lite For Android Now Available In The US: Here's What It Does

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Facebook has launched Messenger Lite for Android within the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Ireland. The app nonetheless permits communication amongst customers, however with some options present in the principle Messenger app disabled. 
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Facebook has lastly rolled out Messenger Lite for Android within the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Ireland, with the app now out there by way of the Google Play Store.

Messenger Lite was beforehand solely out there in creating nations, however Facebook apparently determined that it’ll even be helpful within the United States.

What Is Facebook Messenger Lite?

Facebook initially rolled out Messenger Lite for Android precisely a yr in the past, as an app that particularly targets customers with low bandwidth connections and older smartphones. The app was first launched in Kenya, Malaysia, Tunisia, Venezuela, and Sri Lanka, and was later expanded to greater than 100 creating nations.

“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,” stated a spokesperson for Facebook.

Messenger Lite doesn’t help video calls, Messenger Day, selfie lenses, video games, and different options that aren’t vital to the aim of the app, which is to allow primary communication between customers. In addition to textual content messages, Messenger Lite nonetheless permits stickers and sending footage and hyperlinks, and carries the identical design as Messenger.

The app is out there on the Google Play Store, and it’s appropriate with Android gadgets which might be working on as little as Android 2.three Gingerbread.

Why Use Facebook Messenger Lite?

The cellular networks within the United States are much better in comparison with these in some creating nations, so why did Facebook resolve to launch Messenger Lite right here?

Messenger Lite might be a priceless software for customers who wish to maintain their knowledge utilization low, as Messenger sheds data-hungry options that may be present in different messaging apps reminiscent of Snapchat. There may be some customers preferring a barebones model of Messenger, because it appears much less cluttered and easier to make use of.

Unfortunately, Facebook has not revealed any plans for an iOS model of Messenger Lite, whether or not just for creating nations or additionally for the United States. Messenger and Messenger Lite work finest when everyone is on the platform, so the corporate ought to work to convey the stripped-down app to the iOS.

Facebook In The News

The launch of the Messenger Lite app within the United States, nonetheless, is a brief reprieve from the difficulty that Facebook is dealing with proper now.

It has been beforehand reported Russian troll farm spent $100,000 on Facebook commercials to sway the mindset of the general public throughout the 2016 presidential elections. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has since apologized that the social community precipitated a large political divide within the nation.

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