Facebook’s Lite Version of Messenger Gets Global Roll Out

May 2, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Many of you might be unaware of the fact that Facebook has got a lite version for both its main platform and Messenger. The former is quite familiar to many regions across the globe, but the limited rollout of Messenger Lite kept it strange for the same markets. But that’s finally changing.

Messenger Lite, the relatively newer app from Facebook that was launched in a few countries last year is now receiving the global rollout. With the wider release, Messenger Lite will now be available in over 132 countries. Until now, the app was available only Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela.

The app will be basically a scaled down version of the main Messenger app and will be coming sans newer features like Shared Day features. The app also lacks the ability to initiate calls, but users will still be able to send images through the app.

There will be two main tabs, and they will feature the list of contacts and the recent chats respectively. There is also a profile section through which users will be able to adjust a few settings. Summing up, it looks pretty much like how Messenger was a few years back.

Messenger Lite is targeting the old-phone users who are devoid of high memory or higher processing powers. Additionally, it can also save a good chunk of space in your device. Despite the lack of many features, the app will still be a good choice for those who use Messenger only for text conversations.

The app is still unavailable in regions like US, UK and India. The absence of the app in India comes quite a surprise, since Facebook has launched the Lite version of its main app for the Indian market at first. The app is available only for Android devices, and it will work with the older versions of Android including Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

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