Facebook has launched Facebook Lite, a lightweight android app targeted at making the social network seamless for users in 2G and slow networks in the Indian and the Philippines’ market.
Now your love of Facebook and hate of slow internet connection both has been addressed by the social networking Facebook.
Facebook Lite launched earlier year in Nigeria as well as a handful of countries in Africa and South America. It is just expanding to India and the Philippines.
India doesn’t have the best of the infrastructure when it comes to broadband. Many villages and even cities, connections are not fast, making it a ripe market for Facebook Lite.
Facebook Lite is tailored to work in 2G internet connections and even in inconsistent connectivity.
Facebook Lite is primarily tailored for data efficiency while simultaneously giving the same functionality as the full-fledged app.
It is just a 430kb download; hence even getting the app isn’t a hassle. And even in this small package it will include the news feed, push notifications, messaging and ads.
Video support is not currently included in the current version of the Facebook Lite, but will be available in the future.
The interface is simplified to make the app work faster. The less media or information the user have to download, the better the experience will become.
If you use Facebook to just see what friends and family are up to then the app is more than sufficient. It offers quick check-ins, doesn’t slow your phone down and is resource friendly.
If you use Facebook to just see what friends and family are up to then the app is more than sufficient. It offers quick check-ins, doesn’t slow my phone down and is resource friendly.
Currently, Facebook Lite is expending to India and the Philippines. But the social networking giant confirmed more markets will get the app in the coming weeks.
So, are you going to download the app?