Messenger Lite is a slimmed down version of Messenger that offers the core features of Messenger for markets with slower than average internet speeds and a prevalence of basic Android smartphones.
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How to replace Facebook Messenger with a much simpler, lighter versionEarlier today I published an article about Facebook Messenger's new, somewhat improved home screen. But despite the company's attempt at some cleanup, I came away with the same feeling I've had for months: Messenger has transformed into a bloated mess. Commenters on that story agree, and so does pretty much everyone I've asked here at Vox Media's New York office.