The Facebook Messenger Lite app was launched in India in mid-July. Similar to the Facebook Lite app, the Messenger Lite is also aimed at those users who use entry-level smartphones and face network connectivity and speed issues.
In just six weeks of its launch, the Facebook Messenger Lite app has crossed the 50 million download mark on the Google Play Store, claims a report by Android Police. While the Indian market received the Facebook Messenger Lite app in July, the global launch of the same happened in the last year. Currently, this app is available in more than 100 countries across the world.
The Facebook Messenger Lite measures just 10MB in size and runs on devices based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and above. When it comes to the functionalities of the Messenger Lite app, it allows users to send text, photos, emojis, links as well as stickers. Besides these usual features, the app also features voice calling support. There is the 'active now' feature as well in the Messenger Lite and the ability to view, remove and add members to the group.
The Facebook Messenger's regular version is a heavy app that is loaded with several features. It works independently as an app for messaging outside Facebook. We say it is heavy as it measures 40MB while the Messenger Lite measures just 10MB. Though the Facebook Messenger app has been receiving many new features constantly, the Lite version of the app remains clean with not many features as mentioned above.