Earlier this year, Facebook Messenger reached the milestone of one billion monthly active users, putting it in the exclusive company of Facebook’s main app (1.71b MAU), WhatsApp (1b MAU) and YouTube (1b MAU) as the only apps in the world with over a billion monthly users. But Messenger’s ambitions are much larger than that, and as such, they’ve recently launched a range of new features, including in-app payments, polls and automated payment promptsand even new, Snapchat-like features to facilitate expanded use-cases for the app.

And today, Facebook has announced another key addition in Messenger’s ongoing expansion, with a new, slimmed down version, called ‘Messenger Lite’, to boost usage on older devices and in regions of low connectivity.

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