With Messenger Lite, Facebook allows its users to have a leaner, more fluid email client that consumes less data and resources. The set is very simple to handle thanks to a clear and particularly intuitive interface. Highly recommend!
A faster and lighter Messenger
The Facebook social network on Android now offers a third application! After Facebook which allows access to the social network and Facebook Messenger to chat with its contacts, the American firm offers a faster, lighter Messenger which consumes less data called Messenger Lite.
Among its strengths, note its compatibility with many smartphones and tablets from Android 2.3 and its speed of installation with a file that does not exceed 10 MB. Initially planned for emerging markets, the application allows also to access Messenger on old smartphones.
Chat with anyone with voice or video
Messenger Lite basically takes up the same functionality as its big brother Facebook Messenger, namely the list of active friends, sending photos, links, audio messages, animated GIFs and stickers to contacts as well as the possibility of create group discussions, ideal for preparing an event.
However, some more advanced features are not integrated. Only the essential is present but this should correspond to 90% of the uses that Internet users make of Messenger. In other words: send messages and make calls.
The application also offers to make voice and video calls with contacts around the world via Wi-Fi or not, in the latter case the mobile data plan will be impacted. However, this Lite version still consumes less data than the classic version. Ideal for small packages or connections with reduced speed.
We should also note the integration of a functionality allowing synchronization of phone contacts to reach them directly via Messenger. Rather classic because Facebook already does it in its normal version but still useful.
What does the handling of Messenger Lite give?
With its sleek interface and very simple to use, Messenger Lite is a must in the field of mobile apps for calls and audio and video messages.
The design remains very similar to that of the classic application except that this time, the menu is simplified. So we end up with an application that includes only the essential is significant.
It will simply be noted that the quality of the calls (whether in audio or video) is apparently less good than in the classic version. This may be due to more compression to consume less data.
Generally, Messenger Lite still keeps all its promises and it is a real pleasure to use it every day. The application is regularly updated to correct any bugs encountered by users.