Facebook launches its compressed version 'Lite' in India

Facebook, the social networking leader has unveiled a new compressed version of its application called ‘Facebook Lite’ in India to reach out its users who have slow data connections.
The motive for launching this version in India is to expand the reach of Facebook to a much wider user who do not necessarily use high-end smart phones.
Further it will be roll out across Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe; till date Facebook has 1.4 bn people on its network globally.
Application of Facebook Lite:

  • The application size of Facebook Lite is 430 KB as against the full version which is of 30 MB.
  • It performs faster even in 2G network and consumes less data.
  • Most of the core features are present in this app as of regular application such as News Feed, photos, notifications and status updates.

Note: There are over 1 billion 2G network user across the world, whereas India has 874 million 2G network users that account roughly 80 per cent of its overall subscribers.



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