Facebook’s data-conserving Messenger Lite chat app is expanding to the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Ireland. Previously, the app was available in more than 100 developing countries. There are no indications for an iOS version and Facebook has no plans to launch it.
Initially, the Messenger Lite Android-app was launched, for users in the area with slow mobile connectivity so the app would run faster.
Messenger Lite integrates many critical features of the app, but skips things like Messenger Day and Snapchat selfie lenses that can filter data. It just focused on messaging and doesn’t add recent additions like stories or games. The Lite version is for those users who are using regular Messenger and irritated by all that extra stuff. But the missing things in Messenger Lite are the chat heads and video calling which some users might find useful.
A Facebook spokesperson said, “Messenger Lite is a slimmed-down version of Messenger that offers the key 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.”
Now, the new turnout could help Facebook to bring teens back to both traditional and Lite Messenger. Because, if users find that Lite is fast and providing quick responses they will prefer Messenger instead of returning back to the SMS or iMessage, or staying to Snapchat.
Now, the choice is yours, either you can prefer the sticks-to-the basics Lite designs or go back to the regular Messenger app.