There’s a Lite Version of Facebook Messenger Now For 2G Internet 

The Messenger Lite app takes up less than 10 MB, and is part of Facebook’s efforts to connect with more consumers,

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Facebook Messenger in its Lite avatar will be available to users in India soon. (Photo: iStock)

Facebook has launched Messenger Lite, a stand-alone version of Messenger for Android that offers core the features of the app for markets with slower-than-average internet speeds. However, India is not part of the plans for now.

Messenger Lite is starting to roll out to people in Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela and will come in other countries in upcoming months.
Tom Mulcahy, Engineering Manager for Messenger Lite
Messenger Lite uses the same bolt logo as Messenger but with colours reversed. The bolt is blue with a white chat bubble background.

More than one billion people around the world use Messenger every month from a range of mobile devices on networks of various speeds and reliability.

The Messenger Lite app takes up less than 10 MB, and comes with features like messaging, sending and receiving photos and links, and receiving stickers.

Messenger Lite is Facebook’s efforts to connect with more consumers, especially for those who are still functioning in 2G networks.

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