Started as a standalone messaging app, Facebook has jam-packed the Messenger app with themes, calling functions, secret conversations, and more. At times, it feels bloated, slow, or laggy to some. If you are facing the same, read along to fix Messenger lag on Android.
We will go through multiple factors that affect the smooth Messenger operations on your Android phone.
These custom chat themes require additional CPU power to open the conversation and run smoothly. You can avoid using custom themes for different conversations in the Messenger app to fix the lag.
Step 1: Open Facebook Messenger app on Android
Step 2: Go to a conversation that is using a custom theme.
Step 3: Tap on the profile name at the top.
Step 4: Go to the Theme menu and it will open Customize your chat option.
Don’t go with a theme that has high graphics. Scroll down and select a simple color or gradient theme for the conversation.
Step 1: Open the Messenger app on Android and tap on the profile picture at the top.
Step 2: Tap on Manage accounts.
Step 3: Swipe left on an account that you want to remove and tap on the delete icon.
Do that for all the irrelevant accounts and keep your main account active in the app.
You have an option to disable chat heads from the Messenger settings. Here’s how to use it.
Step 1: Launch the Messenger app on Android and select the profile picture at the top.
Step 2: Scroll down to the Preferences menu and find the Chat heads option.
Disable Chat heads toggle.
Step 1: Open Messenger and go to Settings.
Step 2: Find Data Saver in the Preferences menu and tap on it.
Step 3: Disable Data Saver mode and you are good to go.
Note that the Messenger app’s data consumption might increase, but you should notice a better app experience.
Step 1: Long-tap on the Messenger app icon and open the app info menu.
Step 2: Tap on Force stop at the bottom and close the app.
Give it some time and start using the Messenger app again.
Step 1: Long-press on the Messenger app icon and open the app info menu.
Step 2: Go to the Storage menu and select the clear cache option.
Read our dedicated post to learn what happens when you clear cache in Android apps.
If you are using a third-party keyboard, it’s time to go back to Gboard for a smooth typing experience.
Ditch your OEM keyboard and download Gboard from the Google Play Store using the link below.
Which trick worked for you to fix Messenger lag? Share your findings in the comments below.