FB Messenger Lite Gets GIF and File Sharing Support

One of the largest social media channels, Facebook Messenger Lite app, has now got the richer more features such as the animated GIF and customization feature that was available in the full seized messenger app.

“While you could receive GIFs in Messenger Lite for some time, they were not animated. Starting now, people can express themselves more in chats with family and friends by sending and playing animated GIFs. “To send a GIF, use a third party keyboard (such as the Google keyboard), search for GIFs in their library, and send a more expressive message,” Krish Gali, Product Manager, Facebook, wrote in a blog post late Wednesday.

The user can now also able to customize their conversations with the different sort of groups and people and make some of the various color choices and emojis to make the chat more personal. With the help of latest new updates, Facebook Messenger Lite app has become one of the feature-rich , but the size remains under 10MB.

The lightweight messaging app will going to be available in more than 100 countries and has also ready got the video chat capabilities earlier this year.

Messenger Lite earlier had the Messenger core experiences such as the sending, messaging and receiving photos and receiving and link stickers. It uses the same bolt logo as the Messenger but with the reversed colors. The bolt is blue with a white chat option in the bubble background.

“Messenger Lite for Android, a slimmed down version of Messenger, just got richer with more features that allow you to better express yourself and share more with family and friends. Richer does not mean heavier though. Intended for people with less powerful Android devices and/or slower Internet connections, the app that offers the core features of Messenger, is still under 10MB making it fast to install and quick to start up,” said Krish Gali, Product Manager, Facebook.

“We are also making investments to more promptly address bugs or violating content so people can have the most positive experiences possible in Messenger Lite. We look forward to sharing more features and improvements in 2019,” Gali further added.

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