The Facebook Lite app for Android uses way less data

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January 26, 2015
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15 million Nigerians use Facebook

Facebook has launched Facebook Lite, a new Android Facebook app targeted at low-end mobile devices and designed to work on 2G networks especially in developing countries.

Facebook Lite has had only about 10,000 to 50,000 installs since January 20 when it launched on the Google PlayStore which is probably because Facebook has not yet officially announced the free app.

The app is very small, only 252KB in size, it loads quickly and uses data less intensively; and - best of all - includes all Facebook’s messaging features.

Facebook Lite is currently available in Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

Facebook-lite

Facebook’s Internet.org app recently launched in Ghana; and before then in Colombia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia to give the citizens in these countries free access to Web content and Facebook.

What about iOS users though? We want to use less data too!


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