Facebook has finally launched the 2G friendly Facebook Lite app in India. As the name suggests, the Lite version of Facebook is for the users with slow connections. It uses less data and is less than 1MB. The new version of Facebook is essentially for those users who have poor internet connection limited to 2G.
There are more than a billion of Facebook users across the world who access Facebook from various devices. Facebook understands that data networks of some users can be slow and hence the launch of Facebook Lite. Users can send and receive Facebook messages within the app and it can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.
While this new Facebook Lite app has same user interface as the original app, the Lite app is a lighter and striped down version which shows news feed, status updates, photos and notifications but does not show videos on the news feed.
Facebook Lite app has been launched in Asia as of now while launch in parts of Latin America, Africa and Europe will follow in the coming weeks. The app has already been launched in Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.
“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,” says Facebook.
Facebook also launched voice calling feature in its Messenger app for Android and iOS users in the country. This feature lets the users make free video calls and have face to face conversations with the users in their friend list.
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