Meta’s Messenger Lite app for Android is being shut down in September, as reported by 9to5Google. The app launched as a extra, properly, light-weight method to speak to individuals on the corporate’s Messenger platform (former Verge staffer Vlad Savov was a fan), however you gained’t be capable to 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 obtainable to obtain on Google Play should 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 might be directed to Messenger or FB Lite to ship and obtain messages on Messenger,” a Meta spokesperson mentioned.
The announcement of Meta’s Messenger Lite shutdown arrives on the heels of one other massive Messenger change for Android. Earlier this month, Meta introduced that you simply’ll not be capable to use Messenger as your default SMS app on Android after September twenty eighth.