Meta’s Messenger Lite is finally ready to die

What you need to know

  • Meta’s Messenger Lite app for Android will be shut down on September 18.
  • Existing users of Messenger Lite will be directed to use the main Messenger app or FB Lite.
  • Meanwhile, new users won’t be able to download the app from the Play Store any longer.

Facebook Messenger Lite, a stripped-down version of the main app that was designed for people in areas with bad internet, is shutting down next month.

As spotted by 9to5Google, the app is no longer available to download from the Play Store for new users, indicating that Meta is just about ready to let Messenger Lite bite the dust.