FB Messenger not working on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Posted 13th Feb 2023
I noticed very recently that I cannot open FB Messenger on my trusty. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. It is using MIUI
I have removed and reloaded the app from Play Store and cleared the cashe.
Is my phone just too old to support Messenger now?
Any help would be appreciated. Cheers
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    Have you tried Messenger Lite? Does that work? Doesn’t explain your issue, but it would hopefully keep you going for now. It’s got a much lower requirement and should work better on old or low end hardware.
    Thanks. I've tried lite, but still won't load up old messages. Are there any key settings I should be making? It's been a while since it was originally set up on the phone
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    years ago when I was on Facebook, I used to use an app, I believe was called friendcaster (because the official FB app, ate battery like crazy)
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    I have a redmi note 6 pro and my messenger cannot be opened anymore. This started last Friday. I'm going to look for and install an older version of messenger.
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    It worked
    How did you find an older version?
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