Meta, the parent company of Facebook, is shutting down its Messenger Lite app for Android on September 18, 2023.

The app, which was launched in 2016, was designed to be a more lightweight version of Messenger that could be used on less powerful devices.

In a blog post, Meta said that the decision to shut down Messenger Lite was made because the app had “not seen significant usage growth in recent years.” The company also said that all of the features of Messenger Lite are available in the full Messenger app.

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Messenger Lite users will be notified of the shutdown in the app starting today. After September 18, the app will no longer be available for download from the Google Play Store. Existing users will still be able to use the app until September 18, but they will not be able to receive new updates.

Meta said that it is committed to providing a “great messaging experience” for its users, and that the full Messenger app offers the best possible experience. The full Messenger app includes features such as end-to-end encryption, group chats, and voice and video calls.

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