Chris Welch, writing for The Verge;
Facebook Messenger Lite, the excellent, cruft-free of Facebook’s chat app that focuses on the essentials, is expanding to the US, UK, Canada, and Ireland. The Android-only app was originally launched so that users could access Messenger in areas with sluggish mobile connectivity.
From the Messenger Lite apps’s description page;
Installs quickly. It’s less than 10MB to install, saving storage space on your phone.
Saves data. It loads fast, runs efficiently and uses less mobile data.
Works everywhere. Reach people when you’re in an area with a slow or unstable internet connection.
Runs on most phones. You can use it on Android phones version 2.3 (Gingerbread) or higher.
Looks like Facebook is following Twitter’s playbook when it comes to service emerging markets.
You can download the Messenger Lite app here.
Starting today, you’ll have the option to save your live video to your phone at the end of a broadcast. While live videos will continue to disappear from the app when you’re done, this update gives you the flexibility to hold onto your video and re-watch it later, especially if something exciting happens during your broadcast that you want to remember or share.
After your live broadcast ends, tap Save in the upper right corner. You’ll only be able to save your video — not the comments, likes, number of viewers or any live interactions. After saving, tap Done and your live video will be saved to your camera roll but will no longer be available in the app.
In order to save Instagram Live Video, you should be using Instagram 10.12 for both iOS and Android.
Geektime, contributing to E27;
Facebook, the ever-growing social media giant, has doubled its number of users for its bare-bones product Facebook Lite in less than a year and serves 200 million monthly active users.
The app supports 55 languages and is popular in over 150 countries but mainly in Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the Philippines. Today it’s being launched in four additional countries: Israel, Italy, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates.
Here’s a description of Facebook Lite;
This version of Facebook uses less data and works in all network conditions.
- Installs fast – the app is smaller, so it’s quick to download and uses less storage space.
- Works on old Android phones – you can use it on older Android phones not supported by the regular Facebook app.
- Uses less data – be more efficient with your mobile data. Save money by using less data.
- Loads quickly – it is our fastest app. Upload photos faster and see updates from friends.
- Works on all networks – it is designed for 2G networks and areas with slow or unstable internet connections.
Android 2.3 or higher
Angkas is a professional on-demand motorcycle taxi service that allows commuters to safely and conveniently beat the traffic.
Steven Millward, reporting for Tech in Asia;
China’s top messaging app, with over 840 million active users, is trying something radical. WeChat is today rolling out “mini programs,” embedded apps which require no download or install.
Like what I commented on the articles, it’s like an on-demand feature or service for Wechat users.
Cecilia Kang and Katie Benner, reporting for New York Times;
WASHINGTON — Smartphone users in Russia can no longer download the LinkedIn app on iPhone or Android devices, following a similar move in China to block The New York Times app on iPhones.
Peekawoo – a gamified dating app, where you can meet other like minded people directly by watching videos of them. Making friends, meeting strangers nearby and socializing has never been that fun!
Peekawoo’s vision is to reformat the digital dating landscape in order to give options to those who are looking a way out of the “hook-up” or “marriage” culture. By educating people about the safe and smart ways of dating through the services that we provide.