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Messenger Lite is now less ‘lite’ in features, time to switch?

27 mayo, 2021

By now we all know that Facebook is a bit of a mess optimizing its applications. Zuckerberg’s company prefers to try different things, even if they are not finished, rather than polish and refine those that already are. Not surprisingly, for a long time his motto was “Move fast and break things”.

The problem is, not everyone can keep up with this pace and those network usage and storage requirements. This is how the trimmed or lite versions both Facebook and Messenger. Now Messenger Lite reaches version 4.1 and goes from being a fairly basic application to a real alternative to the official version.

Now with stickers and voice messages

Let’s start with the news. Until now, Messenger Lite only allowed you to send text messages and photos. Now you can also include stickers, which are not downloaded as in the official version, although you can use the search engine and the categories to find one that suits what you want to express.


The voice notes they also make their appearance in Messenger Lite. You must first tap on the microphone, and then hold down the button while speaking, or drag out to cancel. Of course, Messenger Lite does not have a voice clip player, so you need a third-party app to hear what they reply to you.


Also, it is now possible to change your status to show you as not connected in Messenger, a feature that was not available before. Messenger Lite also includes support for multiple accounts on Messenger, just like his older brother.


For all this, Messenger Lite is right now a much more decent messaging application, especially when your mobile resources are limited. As a comparison, the official Messenger application occupies me about 180 MB, while in Messenger Lite the figure is reduced to 14 MB. Messenger Lite is available on Google Play in some countries. For everyone else, APK.

Messenger Lite

Messenger Lite4.1

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