Facebook has announced a new version of its popular instant messaging app, Messenger, for a few Countries today. David Marcus, the head of messenger at Facebook, announced the news on the social network today.

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Don’t mistake it for an Allo competitor.  The new app, called, Messenger Lite is a light weight one, and is designed to work on Android phones which are very old, like from 2009-2011.

Such phones have low disk space, RAM and slow processors. Facebook is targeting a demographic for this app, which have slower network connections, where Messenger Lite will be more useful. This is not the first time, Facebook has launched a Lite version app for using its services. It did so back in 2015, with the launch of Facebook Lite.

Messenger Lite will be available in 5 countries for now: Kenya, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Venezuela, and it will be made available in more regions in the future.

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