Social networking company Facebook announces the launch of Facebook Lite, a new version of Facebook for Android that uses less data and works well across all network conditions.
More than a billion people around the world access Facebook from a range of mobile devices on varying networks. In many areas, networks can be slow and not able to support all the functionality found in Facebook for Android. Facebook Lite was built for these situations, giving people a reliable Facebook experience when bandwidth is at a minimum, claims the company in their official blog post.
Newly launched service is less than 1MB and is suited for 2G connections. It is fast to install and quick to load. It includes Facebook’s core experiences like News Feed, status updates, photos, notifications and more.
The service will be rolled out in countries across Asia, and over the coming weeks Facebook Lite will be available in parts of Latin America, Africa and Europe. The service will be available in the Play store.
Talking about the launch Facebook Founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg said,”We’re going to keep working to serve the entire world, and we’ll keep building tools for people in every community until we’re all connected.”
On immediate app experience, people are appreciating it. Facebook’s attempt of designing such applications only emphasizes on the fact that it is bent on getting its tagline i.e. ‘connecting the world’ true. With the help of such service people can stay connected with curated and personalized social news feeds.