Messenger Lite now available for all on Google Play
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Messenger Lite now available for all on Google Play

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Found 3rd Oct
Finally released officially in the UK by Facebook, Messenger Lite is a super lightweight version of Messenger it focuses on just text, picture sharing and voice calls, it installs and updates in seconds compared to the main Messenger app.

If you use Messenger but have no use for the added features over simple messaging and voice calls I thoroughly recommended using this Lite version instead.

App blurb:
Instantly reach the people in your life for free with Messenger Lite. This lightweight version of Messenger is faster, uses less data and works in all network conditions.

Messenger Lite:
• Installs fast – The app is smaller, so it downloads quickly and uses less storage space.
• Loads quickly - You can send text, photos and links to anyone who uses Messenger, Messenger Lite or Facebook Lite.
• Uses less data - Be more efficient with your mobile data and save space for other apps. Using less data will save you more money.
• Works on all networks - It's designed for 2G networks and areas with slow or unstable internet connections. If you don't have a connection, your messages will be delivered when you have signal.
• Works on most Android phones - you can use it on almost any type of Android phone, new or old, including Gingerbread.

Top comments

vassy16 m ago

How's this a deal??



It's not but I'm glad it was posted either way as I knew nothing about it.

Yakkal3037 m ago

It benefits a lot of people, just like a deal does. These lite versions …It benefits a lot of people, just like a deal does. These lite versions are much less resource hungry


Still doesn't make it a deal mate

How's this a deal??

daze242 m ago

Does it do GIFs?

Do you do reading?
95 Comments

No gifs ??

Still no FB Lite then?

How's this a deal??

vassy16 m ago

How's this a deal??



It's not but I'm glad it was posted either way as I knew nothing about it.

chrisredmayne23 m ago

No gifs ??


No and they dont seem to work when pasted into a conversation by another person with full client of Messenger.

vassy135 m ago

How's this a deal??

It benefits a lot of people, just like a deal does. These lite versions are much less resource hungry

Yakkal3037 m ago

It benefits a lot of people, just like a deal does. These lite versions …It benefits a lot of people, just like a deal does. These lite versions are much less resource hungry


Still doesn't make it a deal mate

I wondered what it was on my phone the other day .. thought id downloaded a 3rd party app by accident and deleted it as had other one on there too! Thanks for the info!

Hot! Uninstalled the original. I hate it!

Thanks OP, prefer it

Cam anyone who already has it tell me what is missing from the regular messenger apart from GIFs? Thanks

NYGirl8 m ago

Cam anyone who already has it tell me what is missing from the regular …Cam anyone who already has it tell me what is missing from the regular messenger apart from GIFs? Thanks


the annoying "your day" feature, and the everywhere popping up round bubbles when you get a message.

KendallC1 h, 46 m ago

It's not but I'm glad it was posted either way as I knew nothing about it.



Yeah, me too. I resent the hell out of the 'full fat' version taking up so much space for things I don't even want.

Wow....so much better than the bloated Messenger app. Thank you OP.

Thanks for the heads up - normal Messenger too big for my phone, but managed to install this

thanks for the heads up op!

old full installation takes lot of memory.. it's good 6MB

Heat added.

Should get very hot as anybody with limited storage can finally get rid of the vast standard app without getting repeatedly urged to re-install or having to move the standard app back to SD every time it updates every few days.

Does this allow the use of that Facebook messenger thing? Why they force the use of an app when you use your mobile is beyond me. The official thing is too resource heavy and insists on sending everyone I've ever known a message that I've installed it, talk about invading privacy. If this allows use of messages without all that rubbish even better.

What are the permissions like compared to the full version? Can this one still technically listen in to your conversations to try and target ads to you even when it's not being used?

HUKDposter19 m ago

What are the permissions like compared to the full version? Can this one …What are the permissions like compared to the full version? Can this one still technically listen in to your conversations to try and target ads to you even when it's not being used?


That's android for you

That's rubbish, you need Facebook to sign in???? Voted COLD!!

Supatramp8 m ago

That's rubbish, you need Facebook to sign in???? Voted COLD!!


I know, it's shocking isn't it?

Does it still wreck your battery life by constantly tracking you?

freedms_stain3 m ago

Does it still wreck your battery life by constantly tracking you?


This

DingIs3 h, 36 m ago

Still no FB Lite then?


I just save the facebook mobile page and use that, does pretty much the same thing and doen't kill battery life like the facebook app does

Stupid question.. Anyone know anything about the iOS version

gvu_326 m ago

Stupid question.. Anyone know anything about the iOS version



The Verge

vassy13 h, 35 m ago

Still doesn't make it a deal mate

Great deal thanks for posting

Does it do GIFs?

daze242 m ago

Does it do GIFs?

Do you do reading?

vassy15 h, 25 m ago

How's this a deal??

Perhaps it should be posted under a different category, but is it really any different than some other stuff that's posted on here, e.g free Lego with a newspaper, or free movie screening (usually very limited etc.)?
- it wasn't previously available and now is, for free!
Edited by: "Rickardo" 3rd Oct

Thank you.

Hated the way Facebook has been changing into this hip thing for the next generation.

I just want to be able to message people without the crap of picture of the deal. Just leave me to my funny cat photos and UKs idiot drivers. :P

Thanks for posting op

If you want Facebook Lite, just go to apk mirror and download it from there. It's safe and A LOT less resource hungry than the full Facebook app.

vassy15 h, 36 m ago

Still doesn't make it a deal mate


You must be a hotukdeals newbie.

Bring back the old days where we didn't get people like you 😴

after using it I'm actually missing the sms integrated function found in the normal messenger app... don't want to have to switch from messages app to messenger.. all the time.
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