During the launch Facebook stays:
We are committed to making Messenger the best, and most reliable way to communicate in the world for *everyone*. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Messenger Lite. A lightweight, and basic version of Messenger for people, who still own older Android devices (think 2009-2011) that have less available “disk” space, memory, and lower performing CPUs, and that often run on lower bandwidth connections.
Messenger Lite is initially launching in five countries: Kenya, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Venezuela, and will expand to more markets after our initial launch phase.
We’re excited to bring the network of over one billion active Messenger users to truly everyone starting today
The company notes that it will become available elsewhere in the coming months. It looks like it hasn’t yet hit Google Play Store, so you might have to wait a bit before you can try it yourself if you’re in any of those countries.