Will also be rolling out to other countries including the UAE.
Facebook Lite, the alternative app that offers less data usage and a faster interface suited for slower networks and devices, now boasts more than 200 million users monthly. The app was designed for emerging markets, where internet connections aren’t always the fastest.
FB Lite will offer users a standalone app that is designed to be used for lower-end Android devices which are commonly used on poor network conditions. It’s aim is to be able to deliver a reliable experience even with slow connections. FB Lite will offer the basic functions of the native Facebook app like the News Feed, status updates along with notifications and even image uploding without slowing down the entire system.
While initially available for select countries, Facebook has now confirmed that Facebook Lite will soon be rolling out to South Korea, UAE, Italy and hopefully more countries in the coming months.