Facebook Made A Special 'Lite' App For Everyone Too Stubborn To Get An iPhone


If you still live in the 18th century and own an Android instead of an iPhone, then do I have good news for you: Facebook's got your back.

The company just created a "lite" version of its messenger app called "Messenger Lite."

It's here to ensure people with Androids and slower connections can still thrive in the world of communication as easily as iPhone users do.

Are you psyched? Well, you should be.

According to a blog post written by Facebook, Messenger Lite is a stripped-down version of the regular Facebook Messenger app we've all grown to know and love. In the post, Facebook wrote,

Messenger Lite is a slimmed down version of Messenger that offers the core features of Messenger for markets with slower than average internet speeds and a prevalence of basic Android smartphones.

Its got the same essential features, so  you won't miss out on sharing messages, photos, links and your favorite stickers to any of your friends using Messenger or Messenger Lite. Exciting, right?

The only real difference is the entire app is under 10 MB, and created for those with slower internet speeds or those who are still too stubborn to buy an iPhone (you know who you are.)

The app is quick to install and start up. According to Mashable, there's also a possibility Messenger Lite will be easier on your battery than the regular Messenger app, which is always a plus in my book.

Another difference is small change in the app's aesthetics. The colors in the logo are now inverted, with a blue lightning bolt and a white background.


If you've got an Android, give it a try -- because, well, you're pretty much the only one who can.

Both Facebook Lite and Messenger Lite aren't available on iOS, but that's fine -- we don't need it, anyway.

Citations: Mashable