While Facebook’s Messenger app has managed to replace many a messaging app in Android phones nowadays, it’s still highly dependent on stable data connections – connections that aren’t always available in third world countries like the Philippines. That’s probably the reason why Mark Zuckerberg and his crew at Facebook announced the “Lite” version of Messenger today for Android phones, which follows the footsteps of the Lite version of the wildly popular social networking app.
The “Lite” version is specifically made for countries like ours that have unstable and slow internet connections and reportedly use less data compared to the full-fledged app. It’s also quite smaller than the full app, with the download clocking in at just 10MB. Most of the core experience is still present in Messenger Lite, but more advanced features like Chatbots or Stories. The app is starting to roll-out to Kenya, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Venezuela for now.