FACEBOOK Messenger is closing down one of its Android apps next month in a move that has disappointed users.
But the social network has started alerting people of the platform’s imminent closure.
The app, which was launched in 2016, has already been pulled from the Google Play Store.
And anyone currently using Messenger Lite has been told it’ll stop working in September.
“Messenger Lite is going away, and will not be available after Sep 18,” an alert says.
Meta hasn’t given a reason why Messenger Lite is being discontinued.
But affected users will have to switch to the main Messenger app to continue conversations.
All chats will be restored there.
Many have slammed the move on social media.
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“Bad move,” one user wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
“There is a specific reason people use Lite: they just want to *message* without the bloat and ceaseless need of “features” competing for attention.
“Taking that away only forces us to use web or a cracked client.”
Another fan said: “This is a true bummer.
“It will probably be the end of using messenger for me.
“I don’t live in a high network signal zone and messenger lite works 100% when regular messenger can’t even load a single thing.”
The move comes after Meta announced that users will no longer be able to do normal text messaging within the Messenger app.
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