Meta is discontinuing Messenger Lite, their lightweight, simplified version of Messenger, according to TechCrunch.
“use Messenger to keep chatting” messages have started appearing for users alerting them to switch to Messenger.
For new users, the app has been taken down from the Google Play Store, and it won’t be accessible to current users after September 18 either.
For users of less powerful Android devices, Meta—then known as Facebook—released Messenger Lite for Android in 2016.
In order to consume less storage space and processing power, the program just provides the essential functionality of Messenger.
Despite the fact that Meta released Messenger Lite for iOS, the business discontinued it in 2020.
According to mobile analytics company data.ai, the Lite version of the app has received a total of 760 million downloads worldwide, with India having the most downloads, followed by Brazil and Indonesia.