Facebook Inc announces Messenger Lite, a lightweight and more basic version of Facebook Messenger to allow older Android-powered devices to have access to Facebook chat messages.
“We are committed to making Messenger the best, and most reliable way to communicate in the world for *everyone*. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Messenger Lite. A lightweight, and basic version of Messenger for people, who still own older Android devices (think 2009-2011) that have less available “disk” space, memory, and lower performing CPUs, and that often run on lower bandwidth connections,” said David Marcus in a Facebook post.
Initially Messenger Lite will be available in five countries: Kenya, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Venezuela, and will roll out to more countries after our initial launch phase.
The app is available for download via the Google Play store in the aforementioned countries.