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Facebook rolls out video chat to Messenger Lite

Messenger Lite is a slimmer version of Messenger for users with older smartphones and poor internet connectivity.

tech Updated: Mar 08, 2018 11:46 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
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Video chat on Messenger Lite starts rolling out today.(Facebook)

Facebook’s Messenger Lite app now supports video chat.

“Now people who use Messenger Lite can have the same rich and expressive face-to-face conversations as those who use the core Messenger app, no matter which technology they use or have access to,” Facebook said in a statement late on Wednesday.

To use video chats on Messenger Lite, users need to open an existing conversation or find the person they would like to chat with in their contact list, then tap the video icon on the upper right corner of the screen.

You can also upgrade an audio call to a video chat while still in the call by tapping the video icon in the bottom right corner of the screen, Facebook said.

Video chats are an expected and essential part of everyday communication in today’s messaging experience. This form of communication is incredibly popular for people who use the Messenger core app. In 2017, there were 17 billion video chats in Messenger, twice as many video chats compared to 2016.

Messenger Lite is a slimmed down version of Messenger for Android intended for people with older devices and/or slower internet connections.

Sized at 10MB, Messenger Lite offers core messaging capabilities like sending text, photos, links, and audio calls to people with either Messenger Lite or Messenger.

First Published: Mar 08, 2018 11:46 IST