IBNS: Meta has decided to kill its messaging service Messenger Lite in September.
The messaging service was a lightweight way to talk to people on the company’s Messenger platform.
The lite app version was announced in October 2016.
For some, opening the app today reveals a fullscreen “use Messenger to keep chatting” prompt. Messenger Lite will no longer be available after September 18, reports 9 to 5 Google.
The app is no longer available in the Play Store for new users, but it can still be downloaded by previous ones, reports the news portal.
“Starting August 21, people using the Messenger Lite app for Android will be directed to Messenger or FB Lite to send and receive messages on Messenger,” a Meta spokesperson told TechCrunch in an email.
The app was launched for Android users with less powerful devices.
The iOS version of the app was stopped in 2020.