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Facebook’s new “Facebook Lite” is lightweight and uses less data designed for the emerging markets

cjmagowan  —  4 years ago ( Jan 27, 2015 )    |    Entertainment, Gadgets, Mobile


Facebook continues to connect people all over the work even if we’re away from our PC’s, the social networking site have provided us with its own mobile app that works with our mobile devices to keep us connected but in some areas of the world, their online experiences varies a lot from those regions that has mobile internet speeds that sometimes surpass our existing broadband connection speeds at home.

That’s why Facebook decided to launched a mobile app specifically designed for the emerging markets, it’s reminiscent to the mobile version of Facebook but solely a standalone app that resides on your device. What’s more appealing is that the app is less than 1 Mb in size and uses less data than the average Facebook app. The new Facebook Lite app is based on Snaptu, a Facebook feature phone client that includes the basic mobile Facebook features plus the Android enhanced features such as notifications and camera integration.

This version of the app is more favorable with low-end devices or even older devices with low memory and on areas where HSPA+ or even 3G network connectivity is scarce but 2G connections commonly exists. The new app is under testing and is currently being offered to users in some parts of Asia and Africa including Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Zimbabwe but Facebook hopes to expand into more territories as they further reach more users and help them to connect with the world.

If you’re under those countries listed, you can head over to the source below and install the app to your Android device. The new Facebook Lite app by-the-way supports Android devices from version 2.2 and above so if you have any Android devices lying around, you could give it a fresh experience from a speedier Facebook experience.

SOURCEGoogle Play