Facebook Finally Rolls Out Messenger Lite in India

Messenger Lite Now Available in India, Download Now!

Messenger Lite Now Available in India, Download Now!

Facebook has finally released its Messenger Lite app in India focusing on the country's emerging markets with low-end smartphones. The only difference is that the whole Lite app comes under 10MB size. The launch of the Lite version for India by Facebook is an attempt at providing a faster experience to millions of mobile users in India. Apart from being smaller in size and requiring fewer hardware resources to run in a consistent manner compared to the original solution, Messenger Lite was also created to consume significantly less mobile data, thus being more suitable for use in areas with spotty wireless coverage and slower Internet speeds. The app is available for all Android users in the country to download via Google Play. It installs in a swift minute and also boots up quickly not matter what type of connectivity you have. The Lite app was initially rolled out back in April in countries such as Japan, Vietnam, Germany, Netherlands, Peru, Turkey, and Nigeria.

The app provides similar functions as the Messenger app, which lets users to send and receive texts, photos, links, emojis and stickers. Besides, the Lite version also features voice calling, active now indicator feature, has the ability to view and remove group members and add members to groups.

While India was one of the launch markets for Facebook Lite, Messenger Lite took some time to hit Indian shores.

Ads in the Home tab will follow an auction-based model and will feature the same sort of user-targeting capabilities found on Facebook or Instagram. It can be used in basic or older version of Android smartphones, including Gingerbread. The Facebook Lite was the absolute basic version of the app and was less than 1MB in size.

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