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Facebook to launch 'lite' version of Messenger chat application

Facebook Is Launching A Lite Version Of Its Messenger Chat App In Emerging Markets Across The World

PTI | Updated on: 03 Oct 2016, 01:23:41 PM
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New Delhi:

US social media and networking platform giant Facebook is launching a "lite" version of its Messenger chat app.

The applications aims to target the customers in the emerging markets, where many people use older phones that don't have enough room to store or ability to run the full-featured application due to slower internet speeds or other technical issues.

Facebook said on Monday that "Messenger Lite" is launching on Android devices in Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela.

The company did not say when it would be available in other countries or on Apple devices. There is already a "Facebook Lite" available for people whose phones are too old or simple to run the full-fledged Facebook.

Messenger Lite is a similarly slimmed-down version of Messenger. It will let people send text, photos and links but won't do video calls, for example.

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First Published : 03 Oct 2016, 12:54:00 PM

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