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Facebook Messenger Lite arrives for users in US, UK, Ireland, and Canada

Facebook Messenger Lite arrives for users in US, UK, Ireland, and Canada

The application has 50+ million downloads now, showing that it has been a hit in the countries it launched.

Facebook Messenger Lite, a scaled-down "Lite" version of their Messenger app that is already available in scores of developing countries, including India, has now been rolled out in four additional countries.

Facebook Messenger Lite, which was announced in October 2016, is less than 10MB. No explanation has been made by Facebook to publish IOS version of Lite or in such a study.

According to Facebook, with over a billion people still being without faster 3G and 4G network coverage, these slimmed-down apps are essential to attract more users in new markets. Facebook Lite sounds like a pretty great alternative, but has not expanded anywhere near as much as Messenger Lite.

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Lite app is always targeted for users in developing countries who can only afford mid-range to entry level Android devices. Facebook has not yet provided an indication as to if or when it may bring Messenger Lite to Apple's mobile platform.

Want to use Facebook's Messenger app without the processor-intensive features and heavy data suck? Well this week, the social media giant is expanding the availability of the app to Western markets such as the US, Canada, Ireland and the UK.

Make the most of your data.

. People seem to enjoy its simple nature and data-friendly approach, even if they do have high-end smartphones. This is one of the core reasons that stimulated the introduction of Messenger Lite. That is not to say that adults won't use it. People in developed countries also have to deal with expensive data.

Now, the choice is yours, either you can prefer the sticks-to-the basics Lite designs or go back to the regular Messenger app.


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