Do you know there’s a stripped down version of the popular social networking app,
Well, FYI. Facebook just released a new app tagged as Facebook Lite. An alternative
to its main Facebook app.The app weighs only 1MB and would take less than a minute
This move by Mark Zuckerberg reveals the investor side of him as he is gunning for
new markets,especially the ones that are less exploited such as Latin America, Africa
What is the concept behind its release? To enable people living in remote parts of the
world convenient access to the most used social media app.Including communities
with low budget and dwindling network connections such as 2G networks.And
smartphone users with devices that have restricted bandwidth and low specs.
Like its name, the new Facebook Lite version has been stripped down to the
essentials.Technically,Facebook removed the advanced features that they added in
recent years.You know those features that drain your data in no time. Am referring to
Data intensive features such as auto-loading videos, high quality photos and rich
textures from News Feed.
Nevertheless,Facebook Lite runs the staple features users always use like Status
Updates, Photos, Notifications, Messenger and News Feed.
So,if you’re using a budget Android device, or your connection hovers around 2G
speeds, Facebook Lite is a better alternative for you. And for those that are strict on
their data use,this is good for you too.At least, you wont have to rely on your office
wifi every time you want to access your Facebook page cos this app will only consume
a fraction of your data.