Quota-friendly app from Facebook: Messenger Lite

Delia Watkins
October 4, 2017

Facebook has no iOS version for this messengers and it has not planed to launch it any soon.

The application has 50+ million downloads now, showing that it has been a hit in the countries it launched. Well, if you've been cursing Zuckerberg's name when any of the above happens, know this: Messenger Lite is now available in the U.S. along with Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The Messenger Lite was first launched in October, 2016 for Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela.

But now, the company is expanding to developed markets too and can come in handy to people users who wish to avoid burning away fewer data from their limited internet package.

Facebook's "Lite" version of its Messenger app is now available for Android users in the Google Play Store.

You won't be able to video chat through Messenger Lite while the chat heads feature that pops up over the top of other apps won't happen when using this version either. More specifically, Android phone owners can download the app. The new rollout could help Facebook attract more teens to Messenger, both traditional and Lite.

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Messenger Lite will be a valuable tool for users who want to keep their data usage low, as Messenger sheds data-hungry features that can be found in other messaging apps such as Snapchat.

Android: Once upon a time, Facebook's Messenger app was just a way to send chat message to your friends.

Mr Marcus said people use the apps for different reasons and they are not in direct competition.

The Messenger Lite, however, offers the reverse.

Now, the choice is yours, either you can prefer the sticks-to-the basics Lite designs or go back to the regular Messenger app.

Still this is a good thing, because people have to deal with data limits in developed countries as well.

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