Messenger Lite is a fast and data-efficient messaging app to connect with the people in your life.

- Loads fast and runs efficiently
- Uses less mobile data
- Message people one-on-one or in groups
- Send photos, videos, and links- See when others are active (green dot!)
- Play voice notes/messages
- Make one-on-one voice and video calls for free over Wi-Fi (otherwise standard data charges apply)

What’s New

Version 33.0

We update the app regularly so we can make it better for you. Get the latest version for all of the available Messenger Lite features. This version includes several bug fixes and performance improvements. Thanks for using Messenger Lite!

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

CoolStranger!? ,

Not perfect

(Apple iPhone 8+)
I like the concept of this very much. The execution however is somewhat rough. You can’t send multiple images at once and the camera used is your regular phone camera not the facebook one with filters. The issue with this is it glitches quite a lot and is very choppy somehow. I’m concerned overall as I feel this app is purposely intended to be ‘just not good enough’ so they can constantly update it like they do with the other 2 apps (Facebook/Messenger). Facebook went from 1 app for everything to 2 apps, halving the original app for marketing purposes I’m guessing. Let’s not forget the constant excessive updates to ‘improve’ the Facebook experience. Total B.S. Finally we have a 3rd app because of all the excess in clutter on messenger. Truly I’m over it, this is over simplified and without a doubt there is going to be a catch. Facebook should just give users these options in 1 app to get rid of useless features such as stories.

Pebblezcrwd ,

Could be better

The concept is there, but the app is not really 100%. It certainly is better, no stories and other useless tabs, but removed a lot of useful features and it runs just as slowly. If built better it would be a great alternative to Messenger, but it isn’t. The stupid stories feature is what drew me to this app, so it’s great without that and the useless tabs along the bottom which no one uses. The app doesn’t update real time, so if you’re messaging on a computer and your phone, your phone will never update the conversation, so you’ll get these massive gaps in your conversations with people.

speirce1667 ,

Missing a couple of useful things....

Jumped at the opportunity to download this app since messenger started becoming a bloated mess. The only reason I want to use the app is for its messaging capability. I don’t want games or explore tabs etc so this app is great and very light weight.

Missing a couple of useful features such as when a message is viewed or changing the sticker from the thumbs up. Small things that would make the experience a bit better and still keep the lightness of the app.


Facebook, Inc.
48.9 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Facebook Inc.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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