Meta is pulling the plug on Messenger Lite on Android

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Meta’s Messenger Lite app for Android is being shut down in September, as reported by 9to5Google. The app launched as a extra, effectively, light-weight option to speak to individuals on the corporate’s Messenger platform (former Verge staffer Vlad Savov was a fan), however you gained’t be capable of use it after September 18th.

If you open the app, you’ll apparently see a immediate that pushes you towards the principle Messenger app, 9to5Google says. The app additionally isn’t out there to obtain on Google Play in case you haven’t downloaded it earlier than.

Meta confirmed the closure in an announcement to TechCrunch. “Beginning August 21, individuals utilizing the Messenger Lite app for Android will probably be directed to Messenger or FB Lite to ship and obtain messages on Messenger,” a Meta spokesperson…

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