Facebook has officially launched Facebook Lite, a lighter version of the social network in India. The app that runs on Android and uses less data and works across low to poor connections.
Facebook Lite app is now available for download via Google Play India. Weighing in at less than 1MB (435KB), the app is meant for Android devices running Android 2.2 Froyo or higher. Facebook says the Lite app has been designed for 2G networks and other areas with slow or unstable connections.
The app lets users partake of the core experiences of Facebook, such as viewing and commenting on their News Feed, posting Status Updates, viewing and sharing photos, receiving notifications, messaging friends, having group conversations, and more. It does not support videos and advanced location services however.
Facebook Lite is rolling out across countries in Asia and will come to will be available in parts of Latin America, Africa and Europe. It is already present in Africa and Asia: Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Zimbabwe