Facebook Lite, the stripped-down version of the main Facebook app, has now crossed 200 mn users. Ever since its debut in 2015, the app utilizes less data and is aimed at users in rising markets with weaker Internet connections.
Apart from this, Facebook has launched an update for the app to enhance its performance. With a great boom in its user base, Facebook Lite is now available in 4 other countries, namely United Arab Emirates, Italy, South Korea, and Israel. The app is already present in several Asian and African countries, including Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Sudan, South Africa, Nepal, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria.
To read more about the Facebook Lite debut, visit at Facebook launches Messenger Lite for Android
Intended to be run on low-RAM smartphones, the app is designed by Facebook crosses 200mn users. Facebook Lite app now provides support for more than 50 languages and has an install size of less than 1MB. The company has also added support for multiple photo uploads, videos, emojis, and pinch to zoom for images.
For Facebook, which is now seeing inflation in emerging markets like African continent and India, a Lite version of the app is a game changer. Data is still a big-budget for evolving nations, and Internet connectivity remnants spotty and patchy. The circumstances are presumed to change over the coming years, but in the meantime, Facebook has established itself as a brand with users in these countries by providing a product which will work no matter. Facebook Lite app resolves the data usage issues and works well on the 2G network connection that gives it dominance over the rivalry environment.
Talking about Facebook Lite’s monthly active users, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg wrote in a blog post,
“In many areas, networks can be slow and unable to support all the functions available on Facebook. FB Lite gives people access to core Facebook experiences like News Feed more quickly, while consuming less data.”
The social media giant recently upgraded its Safety Check feature with a way to let people lend and get help in times of a natural disaster or tragedy. Facebook rolled out this feature in 2014, and since then it has been used for numerous attacks and disasters. However, with the latest update, the company now lets users activate Safety Check feature to quickly inform their friends and family that they’re safe in the wake of natural catastrophes.
Users can download Facebook Lite app from the Google Play Store on their Android devices.