Tastes great, less filling: Facebook Lite now available in the Google Play Store
posted by Alan F. / Jun 04, 2015, 4:22 PM
Facebook Lite also uses lower-resolution thumbnails in order to keep everything moving along. Facebook has been working on its Lite version for about a year with the goal of having it work on every Android phone regardless of RAM, CPU and storage. Since 4 billion people are using a 2G internet network, the app has to run smoothly over such a slow connection. And because the cost of data makes it too expensive for many to run through large files while online, Facebook Lite is designed to use as little data as possible. At just 1MB in size, the Facebook Lite app can be downloaded in seconds.
We originally told you about Facebook Lite back in January when the app was available via sideloading in Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. If you are in a developing market, you can now download Facebook Lite from the Google Play Store. Click on the sourcelink to see if you are eligible to install the app on your Android device..
source: FacebookLite via TechCrunch
Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 07, 2015
So I still have to deal with the memory hungry Facebook Heavy, huh?
posted on Jun 04, 2015, 4:34 PM 4
Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013
I have used the Facebook lite for month now and the thing is about 1MB in size and does not eat up memory at all. The application provides all the basic functions of Facebook. It is pretty much, awesome.
posted on Jun 05, 2015, 6:39 AM 0
Posts: 28; Member since: May 02, 2015
I live in South Africa and I downloaded it to try it out. Much preferred the original one. Although I do have decent WiFi at home and my S6 on a 4G LTE network. Most people around here don't have that, so I do see the benefits.
posted on Jun 05, 2015, 3:05 PM 0
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it spends less data ? my plan have only 200MB per month
posted on Jun 04, 2015, 4:45 PM 0
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i go through 200MB of data in less than a half hour sometimes.
posted on Jun 04, 2015, 4:50 PM 9
Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014
To all you unlimited data plan users.. What the hell do you use your data for? Honest answers please. If you surf youtube put it , if p0rn, put it, if hotspotting, put it thanks.
posted on Jun 04, 2015, 5:34 PM 0
Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012
I consume around 60-80GB a month. Around 80% of that goes to watching sports (mostly NBA games and news) in HD. The approx 20% left is usually distributed on various things. App updates, social media, and syncing files are the next big three data hogs on my tracker.
posted on Jun 05, 2015, 2:58 AM 0
F*ck Facebook Mobile. Give me this lite version. Im sick of the interface and Messenger!
posted on Jun 04, 2015, 6:00 PM 0
Posts: 733; Member since: Dec 05, 2011
Not to mention the bloated app is 300mb+ on android. Add messenger, and it's around 400. And then then they seem to update it every other day, for another waste of 300mb for an insignificant update that they don't even have a change list for. I'll stick with the browser.
posted on Jun 04, 2015, 6:05 PM 1
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Then don't use Facebook. You're not a loss to them.
posted on Jun 05, 2015, 12:31 AM 0
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posted on Jun 05, 2015, 2:29 PM 0
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