Facebook Messenger Lite now available to save data on stateside Android phones



Considering that Facebook Messenger Lite has been available only in developing countries, what is Facebook saying about wireless service in the U.S. now that the data saving version of the app is offered in the states? With some of the data munching features like Messenger Day and selfie lenses absent from the app, users are less likely to consume obscene amounts of data while using it.

Actually, Facebook really isn't making a statement about U.S. wireless service. It merely is offering up another option for those Android users who need to stay connected using a messaging app, but don't want to consume or waste data playing around with other features. In addition to saving on data consumption, at 10MB the app will also save on storage space when you install it.

Besides the U.S., Messenger Lite is now available in Canada, Ireland and the U.K. If you want a no-nonsense messaging app that won't eat up all of your data by giving you extra features that you don't want or need, you can install Messenger Lite by clicking on the sourcelink. Learn more about Messenger Lite by clicking on the video at the top of the story.
 
source: MessengerLite via TechCrunch

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10 Comments

1. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

About time! Regular Facebook Messenger has become an overloaded mess.

6. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

This app been around for over 2-3 months. Good pick up iPA lol

7. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Well if you read the title and actually read through the article you would see that they're reporting about the app becoming AVAILABLE IN THE U.S., not how long the app has been around.

8. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

It wasn't officially available in the U.S. but I downloaded an .apk for Facebook Messenger Lite a while ago. I had to uninstall it because it was a bit buggy.

9. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Have you used it again since then?, because I'm thinking about trying it.

10. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

I downloaded it from the Play Store once I saw this and it works just fine.

2. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Watch this app become just "Facebook Messenger" while the original app dies.

3. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Now if only it was offered on iOS. Oh... that's right. Apple would never allow it.

4. RevolutionA

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Android needs a lot more like these, it's resource hungry. That is why ios is better in resource management

5. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

well, idk how much it does better than on Android, but on iOS you still need 2gb of ram to run Messenger properly. On the iPhone 6 Plus, if you scroll through tens of photo thumbnails of a chat's history, Messenger will crash, bringing you straight back to the home screen. Every, single, time. That doesn't happen on the old LG G2 with 2gb of ram running Android.

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