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Facebook Introduces Facebook Messenger Lite (Chat more, Save more Data)

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If you’ve used Facebook lite to save data ,  you’ll be happy to hear that there’s now Facebook Messenger Lite, it can send pictures and videos, but can’t yet make voice calls.

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Facebook has a tiny, speedy new messaging app designed for owners of older Android phones.

Facebook Messenger Lite,  was announced Monday , takes up a much smaller amount of a phone’s storage — just 10 megabytes — than the full-fat app that most users have installed on their phones, and it has been pared back so that it runs peppily over slower-than-average networks. It is the companion app to Facebook Lite, a stripped-down version of the social network, also for old Android phones, launched in 2015.

The app’s launch is one cog in the machinery of Facebook’s plan to make the social network and the internet as a whole more accessible to people in the developing world. One of Facebook’s stated aims is to bring the next 3 billion people online and it has a number of initiatives to that end, including Internet.org,Free Basics and its Lite apps.

Unlike Free Basics and Internet.org, which are wide-ranging internet accessibility projects with multiple partners, Messenger Lite is focused purely on giving Android phone owners the very basics of Facebook’s popular messaging service.

The key to scaling down Messenger to run on older Android phones was to prioritize features that people were using most, such as sending text, links and photos, said Stan Chudnovsky, head of Facebook Messenger, in an interview. “No messaging service today would be really robust if you couldn’t send pictures and videos,” he said.

Voice calls are coming

One thing Messenger Lite won’t be able to do is make voice calls, in this first version at least. As a huge growth area for Facebook – 300 million people use Messenger for voice calling – it is a feature Chudnovsky is “definitely” looking at adding eventually. “People want to use the same kind of services they use everywhere else, but it definitely requires different types of tech.”

Messenger Lite has been designed to work on Android devices from as far back as 2009, running the Gingerbread version of Google’s phone software that was prevalent around that time. Chudnovsky said that he’s “very optimistic” that network infrastructure in developing countries will catch up with the rest of the world quickly and that Facebook is committed to supporting Messenger Lite far into the future to ensure it can keep running on older phones. “Even once we have connectivity, we’re still going to have to deal with cheap devices,” he said.

Facebook also owns messaging service WhatsApp, which has historically been popular in the developing world, but that popularity hasn’t affected the decision to reconfigure Messenger for the same market, Chudnovsky said. “WhatsApp is awesome and we love that people use it all the time, but it doesn’t mean that on Messenger we shouldn’t try to allow anyone [who wants] to use it to efficiently be able to do it,” he said.

Messenger Lite will be available initially to people in Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela, and is set to come to other countries later.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Download Stickers For WhatsApp – The Best Collection Of Whatsapp Stickers On The Web

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Whatsapp just added support for  sticker packs support and unfortunately it doesn’t come with a lot of stickers which means you have to download apps from Google Playstore to get new stickers.

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    If you are a kind of person that loves stickers , the downside of this is that you’ll end up having too many apps on your phone just for stickers. I decided to look for a workaround for this and luckily I found it.

    I have converted the best collection of stickers from Telegram for use on Whatsapp. So let me guide you on what to do to be able to use this method.

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    How To Add Your Own Stickers To Whatsapp

    • Download Personal Stickers For WhatsApp App From Here
    • Download Xplore App From Here
    • Download Your Choice Of Stickers From The Sticker List Below
    • Extract The Folder Using Xplore App 
    • Create A New Folder On The Root Of Your Device
    • Copy The Stickers From The PNG Folder To The Folder You Created
    • Place Your Files On The Root Of Your Device (It shouldn’t be inside any folder)
    • Launch The Personal Stickers App
    • Wait For The Folder Name To Show
    • Select Add Stickers To Whatsapp And Wait
    • You’ll get a success message, launch Whatsapp and you can see your stickers.

    Whatsapp Sticker Packs (Converted From Telegram)


    1. Bill Gates Whatsapp Sticker Pack



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    2. Elon Musk Whatsapp Sticker Pack



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    3. The Kardashians Whatsapp Sticker Pack





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    4. Captain America  Whatsapp Sticker Pack



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    5. American Dad  Whatsapp Sticker Pack



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    This page would be updated regularly. If there’s a particular sticker pack you want send me a mail at [email protected] and I’ll try my best to upload it here. Cheers.

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    How To Fix Facebook App Crashing On Android Smartphones

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    The main Facebook app is a data hog, drains batteryand eats up storage space and most times it ends up crashing whenever you open it on your smartphone. I’ve actually switched to facebook lite to save my phone from that endless torment.

    How To Fix Facebook App Crashing On Android Smartphones 11There are a couple of ways to fix the crashing on your phone. This method may also work for other apps.

    Method 1

    Update Your Facebook to the latest version

    Method 2: Clear App Cache

    1. Open Settings.
    2. Tap Apps.
    3. Navigate to Facebook app.
    4. Tap to open Options.
    5. Tap Clear Cache and then Clear Data.
    6. Restart your device and try out Facebook app again.

    Method 3: Reinstall Facebook App

    Uninstall the current Facebook app you have on your
    device and go back to Google play store and reinstall it Login with your Facebook ID and everything should be back to normal.

    Method 4: Download  Facebook Lite

    Simply download facebook lite from playstore

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