After all, they have been trying to get more people on the Messenger platform. Nothing more, nothing less. For those of us with flagship iOS or Android devices, that's less of an issue, but using Messenger Lite could offer a different benefit though, in terms of data usage.
Messenger Lite was previously only available in developing countries, but Facebook apparently decided that it will also be useful in the United States.
As many people have no access to 3G and 4G network coverage, this slimmed down app is essential for a company to broaden its market. It was a stripped down version of the Facebook Messenger and it comes out without all the unwanted features such as games and other Messenger specific tools.
The Android version of Facebook Messenger Lite is now available in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland. While both apps have since proven to be very popular, that didn't stop the social media juggernaut from releasing a Lite version of its chat app late previous year, originally aimed at developing markets and low-end phones. This is one of the core reasons that stimulated the introduction of Messenger Lite.
Now, the new turnout could help Facebook to bring teens back to both traditional and Lite Messenger.
It is reported by an official that the Messenger Lite is especially for those who don't want extra stuff like gaming, Snapchat-ish selfie lens, and stories and want only messaging. Messenger Lite is available from the Play Store with an install size of less than 10MB. It means there's no voice calling or other multi-media that will use up your data quickly, and hopefully should mean you save some internet each month. That is not to say that adults won't use it. People in developed countries also have to deal with expensive data.