Massive adoption of Facebook's Lite version

The app is essentially built as lighter variety of Facebook takes up less space with just 252Kb in size unlike regular version, flawless for devices that have a lot less RAM. FB Lite includes features like News Feed, status updates, push notifications, and camera/photo integration, while still being lightweight. Facebook Lite is available as a separate app on Android. The app that grabbed 100 million active users in March 2016, is now the fastest growing one that helped Facebook to reach the milestone in revenue generation. The company has added more features from the core Facebook app, including the ability to like, comment and share posts.

"Since people enjoy using FB Lite, we will continue rolling it out to other countries around the world", Facebook stated.

"FB Lite is helping business owners grow and reach customers on mobile even when bandwidth is at a minimum", Sandberg said.

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Facebook Lite was developed to provide the optimum Facebook experience for users in areas with slow internet connections, or with low end devices or limited internet packages.

Facebook Lite supports more than 50 languages and has an install size of less than 1MB. Facebook Lite doesn't allow users to react to posts and some users say that the app lags and takes a lot of time to upload pictures.

For Facebook, which is now seeing growth in upcoming markets like India, African continent, a lite version of the app is a game changer. We're committed to connecting people with the things they care about - no matter their connection, device or where they live. It was in 2015 that an Ericsson report highlighted how nearly half the respondents of a survey it conducted found no difference between 2G and 3G speeds.

  • Regina Walsh