Facebook has launched a new Android mobile app to work faster in the regions with limited bandwidth and slow mobile internet connectivity. The app named as “Facebook Lite” is presently available in Asia and would be soon active in several other regions across Latin America, Africa and Europe.
The main purpose of launching this app is to give best possible faster access to the Smartphone users. It takes less than 1 MB of storage space on a phone. We can also say that it is just 1% of the exact size of Facebook main app. This trimmed app allows users to access Facebook even in the areas with highly slow network.
In an interview, Product Manager of Facebook Lite, Vijay Shankar said that, “We want people to access our social media service and gain complete experience even if they are using 2G networks”. Many developed nations still have slow mobile internet connection.
The app uses less data for those residing in the developing nations. The app supports the same functionality of status updates, news feed, notifications and images as like in Facebook app for Smartphones. But, it will not support videos. In other words, it can also be said that users have to stay away from uploading or sharing any video when using this new app.
It is also reported that Facebook Lite has now become a part of largest social media network in the world which is expanding widely in the emerging markets. One spokeswoman also cleared that Facebook Lite is not a part of recently announced ‘Internet.org’, a program with six technology partners for the people with no internet access.
As more and more people are using mobiles, the numbers of low cost mobile devices are arriving every day to fulfill their needs and also best fit their budget.