Facebook Messenger Now ‘Lite’ and Fast Too

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When Facebook did away with its Messaging feature on the social networking site and replaced it with their app Facebook Messenger, the public speculated as to whether the app would actually be successful as a messaging service and as a link between Facebook. One of the main issues that caused a large number of people to ditch the application was its heavy file size that often caused it to lag on some outdated phones.

Facebook has finally taken the step towards solving this issue by releasing a smaller version of the app, called Facebook Messenger Lite. If you used the older app, you would definitely remember it eating through a large chunk of your internet data. The new app has been created especially keeping this factor in mind. Thus not only do you no longer need to worry about your internet running out, you can also be sure of an uninterrupted messaging experience even on an older and simpler smartphone.

One of the many problems that the fuller version of the Messenger app has is that it has an overload of features that tend to make it slow down your phone. The Lite version has therefore done away with many of those heavy features. However you do not need to worry about losing out on emojis or stickers, which are all still available. You can also still send images and links using the Facebook Messenger Lite application.

What will be missing are features like the opinion polls and the video calling option, which are known to make using Facebook Messenger a stress-inducing experience. Several other features have been removed including the VoIP support and animated GIFs.

The app is now available in Malaysia, Tunisia, Venezuela, Kenya and Sri Lanka. It will be released in more countries in the coming months.

Picture courtesy – techtimes.com


by techtalks @TechTalks October 14, 2016 5:59 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi