Meta’s Messenger Lite app for Android is being shut down in September, as reported by 9to5Google. The app launched as a extra, nicely, 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 have the ability to use it after September 18th.
Once you open the app, you’ll apparently see a immediate that pushes you towards the primary Messenger app, 9to5Google says. The app additionally isn’t accessible to obtain on Google Play in case you haven’t downloaded it earlier than.
Meta confirmed the closure in a press release to TechCrunch. “Beginning August 21, individuals utilizing the Messenger Lite app for Android will likely be directed to Messenger or FB Lite to ship and obtain messages on Messenger,” a Meta spokesperson said.
The announcement of Meta’s Messenger Lite shutdown arrives on the heels of one other huge Messenger change for Android. Earlier this month, Meta introduced that you simply’ll not have the ability to use Messenger as your default SMS app on Android after September twenty eighth.