Now, however, Facebook is making Messenger Lite available to their major developed areas, after noticing how many US users have been side-loading the app onto their mobiles as a cheap way to cut down on their data plan use. Now, the introduction of the new messenger lite in world's famous markets will make many users happy as they don't want to waste their megabytes on apps. Facebook Messenger Lite isn't exactly top secret, given hundreds of millions of people use it worldwide, but it wasn't officially available here until today. Maybe the messenger app is just weaning its massive userbase away from the iOS versions, one subtly-changed set at a time? In comparison, Facebook Messenger on Android takes up about 60MB of space, and can exceed 100MB on certain devices. This means no Stories, Games, or the selfie-lenses that are similar to Snapchat. "Messenger Lite is a slimmed-down version of Messenger that offers the core features of the app, while giving everyone the opportunity to stay connected to their friends and family, regardless of device or quality of Internet connectivity".
The Messenger Lite was first launched in October, 2016 for Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela. If you would like to try out the new Facebook Messenger Lite, you can go over to Google Play Store right now to download it.
Though it may be harder to monetize Messenger Lite users, it's worth it for Facebook since chat is the center of the mobile use case.
Launched October a year ago, Messenger Lite packed only the bare necessities for Messenger users to be able to connect with their friends.
That being said, there are some drawbacks to using Messenger Lite.