Facebook launches Messenger Lite app in 150 additional countries


Facebook launched the Messenger Lite for Android devices back in October, but the app was only available in five emerging markets: Kenya, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Venezuela.

In the next month following the release of Messenger Lite, developers have worked hard to bring the service to other countries. Today, Facebook announced that Messenger Lite had been enabled in 150 additional countries including Germany, Colombia, Italy, Vietnam, Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, Japan, Taiwan, and the Netherlands.

Just by taking a glance at the list of countries where Messenger Lite has been introduced recently, we realized this isn't just an app meant for emerging markets where communications is still a luxury.

Facebook is making the app available to almost everyone in the world who doesn't have a lot of memory on their smartphones or their devices are too old to run the latest version of Messenger.

Messenger Lite is now available for download via Google Play. Naturally, you won't have to pay anything to use it, so go ahead and give it a try if you don't like the full-fledged version of the app.

source: David Marcus
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