Facebook is all about speeding up its user experience on mobile devices. That’s the whole reason it launched Instant Articles, its partnership with publishers, which sees content hosted on Facebook for faster loading times.
In another effort, Facebook has announced the launch of Facebook Lite, a new version of Facebook for Android that uses less data and works “well” across all network conditions, as the company puts it.
“More than a billion people around the world access Facebook from a range of mobile devices on varying networks,” Facebook says. “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 one megabyte, and includes News Feed, status updates, photos, notifications, and an unspecified “more”.
The product is rolling out in countries across Asia, and will later be available to regions in Latin America, Africa, and Europe.
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