WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger To Get A New Set Of Emojis

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger To Get A New Set Of Emojis

This light and data-efficient application is no longer just for emerging countries.

Now the messenger lite is making its way to US, UK, Canada, and Ireland.

It's been a year since it was released in some areas, but it's finally been made available to users in Ireland and the UK.

Messenger Lite was initially intended for markets where Internet bandwidth remains a premium.

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The Android version of Facebook Messenger Lite is now available in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland. While both apps have since proven to be very popular, that didn't stop the social media juggernaut from releasing a Lite version of its chat app late a year ago, originally aimed at developing markets and low-end phones.

If you're someone who uses quite a bit of emojis when chatting with friends, then you'll be interested to learn that WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger will be getting a new set of emojis that you can check out in the near future, although it seems that based on reports the emojis for either app will be different from each other.

The Messenger Lite was first launched in October, 2016 for Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela. The new rollout could help Facebook attract more teens to Messenger, both traditional and Lite. And surely, the appearance of a data-friendly app will surely appeal to such people. That's because if downloading Lite makes them respond to more messages more quickly, it thereby encourages friends to stick with Messenger instead of defaulting back to SMS or iMessage, or straying to Snapchat. For Messenger to keep expanding beyond its existing 1.3 billion users, it needs to do everything it can to be maximally accessible. The senior officials also told that the app would utilize much less data connection as matched to other social networking sites or applications. This is one of the core reasons that stimulated the introduction of Messenger Lite.

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