Facebook Messenger Lite launched some time ago but was only for certain regions with poor data connections and developing markets, Thankfully now its available in more regions including Ireland and the UK, But there is a catch. This may not suit people who spend all day on Facebook but for those like myself that casually use Facebook Messenger will be happy as it also takes up less space and wont slow your device down and will save you on data, The Facebook app itself is one pile of shite and I am finding myself spending less time on it because of this however you can pin a web version to your homescreen but its kind of backwards and with the money that Facebook have you would think they would so something about it..
You could use the Facebook lite app if you wanted to but again its a backward move. The Facebook Messenger app will work on Android phones with version 2.3 (Gingerbread) or higher. The lite version of the app is just 10 MB..There is many core features missing like chat heads and video calling but you still can keep in touch with people for free..
Contact anyone on Messenger, Facebook or Facebook Lite.
See when people are active and available to chat.
Message people one-on-one or in groups to catch up or make plans.
Send photos, videos and links, or express yourself with stickers and emojis.
Make voice calls for free over Wi-Fi (otherwise standard data charges apply). Talk as long as you want, even with people in other countries!