Facebook launched Facebook lite app for low ram phones and slow internet

Facebook Lite APK App for Android Released for low ram android phones. Facebook launched a new Android application for its social media on Thursday that uses less data and runs faster in regions with irregular and slow internet connections.

The application, called Facebook Lite, is available in Asia and will soon make its way to parts of Latin America, Africa and Europe, Vijay Shankar, product manager for Facebook Lite, he said in an interview. In many of these countries, people still use 2G internet networks, which are much slower and have less power than 4G networks as seen in many developed countries.

Facebook launched Facebook lite app for low ram phones and slow internet

"We want to offer people a choice so if there are limitations can still get the full experience of Facebook," Shankar said.

The application uses less than half a megabyte (less than 1 MB size) of data to limit the use of data and the internet rates of emerging markets. Although still supports Facebook news, status updates, notifications and photos, but it does not support advanced video and location services.

Facebook Lite APK android app is part of the largest expansion of the social media network in the world in emerging markets. Earlier this year, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, announced Internet.org, a platform developed with six partners from technology to connect today 4,500,000,000 people without Internet access. Internet.org is a service of FB to provide free internet service to people.

At the time of writing, the application was still not available in Google Play India. Further detailing the need for Facebook Lite, Shankar made in a blog.

"More than one billion people around the world access to Facebook from a variety of mobile devices on different networks. In many areas, the networks can be slow and is not capable of supporting all the functionality found in Facebook for Android app. Facebook Lite was built for these situations, giving people a reliable experience of Facebook when bandwidth is at a minimum.

Facebook Lite is less than 1 MB so it is quick to install and quick to load. It includes core experiences of Facebook as News Feed, status updates, photos, notifications and more." So, download Facebook Lite APK android app now if you have a low ram android phone or if you have a slower internet connection.
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