We Put Facebook Messenger and Messenger Lite to the Test. Here’s What We Found
Did you know that the official messaging app of Facebook Messenger has more than 1.3 billion monthly active users? The next in the popular line is WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, as well, which managed to pass this incredible number back in 2017. There are so many amazing features coming with the Messenger app, and the most popular ones are Instant Games and bot stores. All of these features sometimes will affect the app, which will start working slower than usual. You can change this by using Messenger Lite, the best alternative. It has become more and more popular every day, and it only comes with the basic features.
What are its features?
With this Lite version, you can do all the basic stuff, like send and receive messages and voice messages, stickers, and make and receive audio calls. Unfortunately, you cannot make or receive video calls, but we do not make a big deal out of it. The problem with Lite really stands on security. Facebook messenger has, just like WhatsApp, end-to-end encryption, and also the Secret Conversation feature. Lite does not. With Lite, it’s all about saving data, which means that there are so GIFs, and you cannot share your location.
Is the user interface friendly?
We have seen that the only difference between Facebook Messenger and Messenger Lite is the user interface. With the original app, all the buttons make the design crowded. On the navigation bar, you have Contacts, Home, Camera, Games, and Bots. Plus Calls, Groups, Messages, and the search bar and the user profile bubble. Sometimes it is even hard to find what you are looking for. However, Messenger Lite does not have all of these features, and it only has three buttons: Home, Profile, and Contacts, which makes it easier to find what you’re looking for in no time – there’s more room to enjoy.
Chin Cullin has only been working as a journalist for just a few short years. Chin attended a technical school while still in high school where he learned a variety of skills, from digital design to coding. Apart from being a contributor to the site, Chin also helps keep Henri Le Chat Noir up and running as our webmaster.