Facebook’s Messenger Lite Is Now Available in 150 More Countries

The 'slimmed-down' version of Facebook Messenger launched last October in Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela

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Messenger Lite, the “slimmed-down” version of Facebook Messenger aimed at areas with poorer internet connections, launched in 150 more countries this week.

The social network launched Messenger Lite last October in Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela.

Vice president of messaging products David Marcus announced in a Facebook post Thursday:

Making sure that everyone can have a great experience with Messenger irrespective of the age of their smartphone is very important to us. This is why today we’re making Messenger Lite available in 150 additional countries including Germany, Colombia, Italy, Vietnam, Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, Japan, Taiwan and the Netherlands.

So if you have an older phone that doesn’t have a lot of memory, or has limited processing power, and you want the benefit of messaging quickly with any of the 1.2+ billion people using Messenger every month, give Lite a try.

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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