Facebook Lite App Launched In India Which Is 2G Friendly


Facebook, post a successful launch in Asia earlier this month, has launched the Facebook Lite app for India. The app aims to come in rescue of Facebook mobile users as majority of their data gets consumed while browsing the page. Hence, in a bid to save data charges, Facebook launched this lighter version of the app, which sizes less than 1MB, precisely 435KB.

The Facebook Lite app is now available to download on Google Play Store. The app is compatible with Android devices that runs Android 2.2 Froyo or higher. Facebook says that they’ve built the app for users who are on 2G connection.

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The app lets you do most of the things as you generally do in the conventional Facebook app like viewing, commenting, updating status among others. However, it will not let you view videos and other location services.

At its launch in June, Vijay Shankar, Product Manager for Facebook Lite said, “We want to offer people a choice so if there are limitations, they can still get the full Facebook experience,” Shankar said. “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,” he added.