Facebook comes with ‘lighter’ version of Messenger




Facebook announced Messenger Lite. The app is less than the normal app and uses less data. Messenger Lite will initially only in a few countries in Africa, Asia and South America, but appear later in other countries.

“With Messenger Lite can keep more people contact, regardless of network conditions or opslaglimitaties on their Android devices,” writes Facebook on his blog. The app is designed to work well on all Android devices, including older and cheaper models. It has the functions of the normal app that are most important according to Facebook as it can send messages and photos. Stickers can be received but not sent. Messenger Lite has the same logo as Messenger, except that the colors are reversed. The app is 10MB large compared 48,6MB for regular Messenger.

The app appears first instance only in Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela. Facebook promises that the app is released later in other countries. The Company hereby does not indicate whether the app only comes out in developing countries or in other regions, such as the Benelux. A date for the app to be available is not mentioned too.

Major social networks seem increasingly to focus on developing countries. Last week, YouTube is known that it would come with the YouTube Go app for countries in Southeast Asia. This app, like Messenger Lite, designed to run well on inferior hardware and coupled with a poor network connection.


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