This step is essentially Facebook's initiative towards developing markets like India where Internet access is still slow and not much spread out.
Facebook has updated its Messenger App on Android. The updated app comes with data saver option. Data Saver option has been there in a lot of browsers and even Facebook's Primary app has had it for quite some time now. Previously, Google Chrome and Shazam has released this option in their respective apps.
This step is essentially Facebook's initiative towards developing markets like India where Internet access is still slow and not much spread out. This data saver option will enable users to download images and videos manually hence saving data instead of automatically downloading the content. However, if you are on WiFi then the app will automatically download the content. Further, the app also notifies you about estimated data to be saved.
In order to enable the option, one needs to navigate to Messenger Settings menu and then toggle the 'Data Saver' option.
As of now the update has only been rolled out over Android and is being tested. If tested successfully, the update will eventually make its way to iOS platform.
Last month, Facebook also introduced end-to-end encryption in the Messenger app which is similar to what we see on Whatsapp. Though one has to manually enable the option unline Whatsapp which automatically enables the end-to-end encryption option.
The update is being rolled out in 30 countries with other countries to join in soon.
The company is said to be working with carriers, internet service providers, and local entrepreneurs to help expand connectivity to underserved locations around the world.
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