Facebook Announces New Lightweight Messenger for iPhone

Facebook has started to roll out a new messenger app for iOS tagged Version 254.0

The new Facebook messenger is smaller in size and will load twice as fast the previous version/s.

Over the course of the next few weeks, it will be available for update for all iPhones globally.

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg who confirmed the update via his Facebook page, revealed the code for the app which we learn amounts to about 84% of Facebook messenger coding was rewritten to achieve the new messenger.

“We’ve completely rewritten Messenger to get a lot faster. Starting today, we’ll be rolling out the new Messenger app for iOS. Once the rollout is complete, Messenger will be one quarter the size and load twice as fast. When you open Messenger throughout the day, it will feel much faster and more responsive compared to other apps you use. Enjoy!” Mark wrote.

Certainly a welcome development!

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