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Facebook Lite Launched For Android Devices

Facebook Lite Launched For Android Devices

One of the largest online social media connecting service, Facebook has introduced a simplified and lighter version by the name Facebook Lite. This app is primarily designed keeping in mind the lower-end Android devices and the developing smartphone markets. Facebook Lite is an absolutely free and tiny app meant for 2G networks that uses less data. The app is just 256 KB in size. dowonload-free-facebook-android-app

The major focus while designing this app was laid on low-end Android devices which have less data storage space, used by customers in emerging markets. With a view to make the user experience more sophisticated, Facebook Lite app comprises of some native Android features such as push notifications and camera integration etc. Facebook Lite is based on Facebook’s feature phone client, Snaptu.yourstory_FacebookLite

In order to use this app, the user will have to manually install it in the device as this app is not made accessible to the users globally. If you wish to install the Facebook Lite app, then visit and download it directly to the device. Once the download is completed, the user will have to tap the notification and install the app in the device.

By far, as many as 10,000 people have downloaded this lite app. Interestingly, this app has received a rating of 4.6 from the first 693 reviewers. For budgeted Android device users, Facebook Lite is a boon as the official app takes up approximately 30MB of device storage, however, it loads slowly and will need two different apps in case the user wants to send message to his/her friends.facebook-lite-app

At present, the Facebook Lite app is available in the following eight countries: Vietnam, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Sudan, Nepal, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka. Even though this app is available via Google Play of the user is in one of the aforesaid countries, where it is supported. However, as per Facebook it has been declared that this Lite app is still in the process of being tested.

Credits: IBN Live, cnet

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  • 4 years ago

    Aparna   /   Reply

    That’s an interesting information. The mobile industry has affected people from all spheres. Not many are able to afford high end smart phones. App like Facebook Lite will definitely be welcomed in the Indian market since it has a huge middle class population using android based phones. Thanks for this information!!

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