Meta’s Messenger Lite app for Android will be shutting down in September. as reported by 9to5Google. The app launched as a lighter way to talk to people on the company’s Messenger platform (formerly Edge Vlad Savov, a staff member, was a fan), but you won’t be able to use it after September 18.
When you open the app, you’ll apparently see a message that takes you to the main Messenger app. 9to5Google says. The app is also not available for download on Google Play if you haven’t downloaded it before.
Meta confirmed the closure in a statement to TechCrunch. “Starting August 21, people using the Messenger Lite app for Android will be directed to Messenger or FB Lite to send and receive messages on Messenger.” a Meta spokesperson said.
Meta’s announcement of the closure of Messenger Lite comes on the heels of another big change to Messenger for Android. Earlier this month, Meta announced that you will no longer be able to use Messenger as your default SMS app on Android after September 28.