Facebook launched its new Messenger lite app a slimmed down version of Messenger for Android users. The app is targeted to users in emerging markets where mobile internet connections are slow. The new app is designed for basic Android phones with low memory. The app is currently available to users in Sri Lanka, Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, and Venezuela.
Tom Mulcahy, Engineering Manager for Messenger Lite,
“With Messenger Lite, more people can stay in contact, regardless of network conditions or storage limitations on their Android devices. The app was built to give people a great Messenger experience, no matter what technology they use or have access to.”
The latest app will enable users to send and receive texts, photos, and links. Facebook also says that the app is fast and easy to download. Previously, the company also released Facebook lite to expand its reach in developing countries.