For those using Facebook in countries with limited internet – this may be of considerable interest to you.
Also a huge bit of news for anyone targeting the markets in these areas. This platform my now considerably increase in importance for these target market groups.
By Vijay Shankar, Product Manager for Facebook Lite
Today we’re introducing Facebook Lite, a new version of Facebook for Android that uses less data and works well across all network conditions.
More than a billion people around the world access Facebook from a range of mobile devices on varying networks. In many areas, networks can be slow and not able to support all the functionality found in Facebook for Android. Facebook Lite was built for these situations, giving people a reliable Facebook experience when bandwidth is at a minimum.
Facebook Lite is less than 1MB so it is fast to install and quick to load. It includes Facebook’s core experiences like News Feed, status updates, photos, notifications and more.
Starting today, we are rolling out Facebook Lite in countries across Asia, and over the coming weeks Facebook Lite will be available in parts of Latin America, Africa and Europe.