There is a new version of Facebook in town and it is targeted at users in areas of limited network connectivity, 2G network data, as well as need affordable access. Say hello to Facebook Lite.
The regular Facebook mobile app is notorious for its hogging of system resources and data guzzling. This has been a problem to users in regions around the world where cost of living is low and mobile network is limited or unreliable.
Facebook Lite was designed from the ground up to address these issues.
Advantages and Benefits of Facebook Lite
The Facebook Lite app is:
- Fast to install — the app is less than 1 MB in size
- Quick to load
- Efficient with data
- Designed for 2G networks and areas with limited network connectivity
Also, messaging is integrated into this app, as against the main Facebook app that requires a separate Messenger app for messaging. The app is officially available only in the following countries:
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
This Lite version of Facebook was initially available for only Android OS, but also later made available for iOS devices. Do download the app from Google Play and share your experiences.
Download Facebook Lite
The app was initially available for both Android and iOS devices, but in 2020, Facebook announced that it would discontinue the iOS version due to low usage. Apparently, iPhone users do not care much for the benefits of the app.
You can download Facebook Lite for Android devices from Google Play Store HERE.