Facebook Lite is a lightweight Android app for emerging markets

Facebook Lite is a lightweight Android app for emerging markets

While Facebook is something some of us enjoy looking at daily (or hourly), the mobile app is data consumptive. For the emerging market, Facebook has launched Facebook Lite, which will strip away much of the frills for those in emerging markets.

Built for Android, Facebook Lite includes core experiences like News Feed, status updates, photos and notifications. At less than 1MB, the app is meant to load and update quickly.

Facebook says Lite was developed for geographies with slow connectivity, with the purpose of “giving people a reliable Facebook experience when bandwidth is at a minimum.”

Facebook Lite is rolling out today to parts of Asia, and will be arriving in Latin America, Africa and Europe in the coming weeks.

Announcing Facebook Lite [Facebook]

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