Facebook Messenger Lite is here for slow connections and older Androids

Facebook has had a “lite” version of its main app since 2015, giving users with slower phones and poor internet connections a decent way to access the social network. Now, the company has also launched Facebook Messenger Lite for Android, a slimmed-down version of its standalone Messenger app. ;

In a blog post Monday, Facebook said the app “offers the core features of Messenger for markets with slower-than-average internet speeds ;and a prevalence of basic Android smartphones.”

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The app is less than 10MB in size, and includes core Messenger functions such as sending and receiving text messages, photos and links, as well as receiving stickers. Just like the Facebook Lite app, the Facebook Messenger Lite’s icon has the colors reversed: It’s blue on white instead of white on blue. ; Read more…

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Facebook Messenger Lite is here for slow connections and older Androids

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