This Facebook version was launched for low bandwidth users. Since its release in 2015, the app has gained a lot of popularity and it has over 200 million active users per month.
The application is slightly slimmer than the original Facebook application and is designed to be used when you are on a low internet plan and if you are in a location that has a poor network connection. Low-end phones also greatly benefit from this application because it is very small and takes less than 2 MB of your phone’s space after installation. The size for the main Facebook app is 71 MB before it is installed and after installation, it gets to 195MB.
The app is also designed to save data used while providing a decent experience for users who use it. The app maintains all the general features of the main Facebook app in a simplified way. You can share and comment, send messages and browse the news feed. Uploading a photo is also quite easy and you can also check in location. Facebook Lite is compatible with almost all devices and goes as back as Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Features of Facebook Lite
- Connect with friends and families even on poor network areas.
- Free to download
- Facebook messenger is pre-installed
- Secure and private
- Update status
- Upload photos and memes
- Save photos
- Comment on a friends photo or status update
Why should you download Facebook Lite?
Chatting with this app has its advantages because Facebook Messenger comes already pre installed so that you do not have to download it separately which on its own takes 150 MB of storage memory. To achieve the lite state, this app cuts out any form of audio notifications and pop up alerts this helps the app operate smoothly. Facebook Lite speed is thankfully faster than the original Facebook. The app loads the pages in half the time that the pages will take to load in the full version of Facebook.
In the settings, you can choose the image quality that you want to use. This can either be low quality, medium quality or high quality. The image quality you choose also reflects how much data you will use. The interface of this app is less refined due to the low size. The upside of this is that you can load plus faster when on the road plus you save a bunch of data bundles. If you are on 2G network or an area with a poor network connection, this is the right Facebook app for you to download.