Download: Facebook Messenger Beta With A Data Saver Feature

Facebook is the largest social media company in the world, as many of you probably already know. Mark Zuckerberg’s company came a long way since it was founded back in 2004. That being said, Facebook had launched quite a few applications to the Google Play Store over the years, and three of their apps have over a billion downloads in the Google Play Store, the Facebook app, (Facebook) Messenger and WhatsApp. Well, Facebook did not launch WhatsApp, they purchased the company, but still, it belongs to Facebook now. Having that in mind, we’re here to talk about (Facebook) Messenger’s upcoming feature, so if you’re interested, read on.

Facebook’s Messenger is one of the most popular messaging applications on the planet. This app currently has over 1 billion downloads in the Google Play Store, and tons of people use it on a daily basis. Facebook had improved Messenger quite a bit since it was originally launched, but with new features come other problems, like excessive data usage, for example. We’re not saying that Messenger is the biggest data hog out there, but it’s certainly not easy on your monthly data usage, so Facebook has decided to do something about that. The company had launched the Messenger Lite app quite recently, though that app is meant to be used on older smartphones, and only in some countries. Well, Facebook seems to have yet another way to improve Messenger’s data usage, as the company is planning to release the ‘Data Saver’ feature to their main Messenger app soon, following the lead of the main Facebook app. Now, as its name says, this feature should significantly decrease data usage of Messenger, which is a feature many users will probably embrace.

So, what exactly is data saver? Well, this feature reduces the amount of data used when looking at pictures and videos that you’ve received by your contacts, and the feature is only active if you’re using your data, won’t apply if you’re connected to wifi. Now, it seems like the company is testing this feature in the beta version of Messenger (though not all beta users seem to have access to it just yet), and it’s not rolling out to the general public just yet. If you’d like to check out the beta version of Messenger, either join Messenger’s beta program, or sideload the app manually by clicking on the banner down below.

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