Facebook has announced via its Engineering blog that it has rebuilt its Messenger app for iOS devices from the ground up, Report informs.
Facebook Messenger, internally called Project LightSpeed, will load twice as fast and will be one-fourth its original size, according to the message.
"Starting today, we are rolling out a faster, smaller, and simpler Messenger on iOS over the next few weeks," reads the message. "We reduced Messenger's core code by 84% - going from more than 1.7 million lines of code to 360,000 - and we rebuilt our features to fit a new, simplified infrastructure."
"Fewer lines of code make the app lighter and more responsive, and a streamlined codebase means engineers can innovate more quickly," Facebook said. "As part of the rebuild, a few features will be temporarily unavailable, but we're working to bring them back soon."