For some time now, Facebook has been working to reduce data consumption in areas that need their data most.
They already did that with the launch of a Lite version of Facebook, and they are expanding upon that with the launch of a new Messenger Lite application for Android today.
Not only will this Lite app allow you to reduce data consumption, but it will also work better on devices that aren’t very high-end, particularly those with low RAM, or slow processors.
Facebook explained more about it with the following:
We are committed to making Messenger the best, and most reliable way to communicate in the world for *everyone*. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Messenger Lite. A lightweight, and basic version of Messenger for people, who still own older Android devices (think 2009-2011) that have less available “disk” space, memory, and lower performing CPUs, and that often run on lower bandwidth connections.
Facebook is launching their Messenger Lite app in Kenya, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Venezuela first, and will be rolling it out to more regions soon after.
You can read more about the launch at the source link below.