Facebook has this month launched a new application for their social networking platform called Facebook Lite.
Designed to provide a reduced version of the standard Facebook application that allows people to access the app but with less data needed in a range of different network conditions.
The Facebook Lite application will be aimed at emerging markets specifically however, designed for use on low-end mobile devices that can only connect to 2G networks.
It was rolled out earlier this month on the Google Play Store for Android.
The app is only 252KB in size and is currently available in Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. Facebook explains:
This version of Facebook uses less data and works in all network conditions. Facebook Lite is:??- Fast to install — the app is less than 1 MB?- Quick to load?- Efficient with data?- Designed for 2G networks and areas with limited network connectivity. Keeping up with friends is faster than ever. Facebook is free and always will be.
You can find out more information at the source link below.
Source: Google Play Store