Facebook on Thursday announced that there are more than 200 million people around the world using FB Lite every month. FB Lite is created to work on 2G networks and areas with slow or unstable connections, and it helps users save money by using less data. Today it's being launched in four additional countries: Israel, Italy, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates. Facebook has also found that people who use Facebook Lite tend to share phones, so it has provided an easier way to log on and off their accounts in this new update.
Mark Zuckerberg sharing about this news posted in Facebook, "We built a light version of Facebook for people with low bandwidth internet".
Facebook Lite was launched back in June of 2015, it is created to be a lighter version of the Facebook Mobile app.
Facebook Lite supports more than 50 languages and has an install size of less than 1MB.
Lite was announced for low-end Androids, promising reliable solution to users, especially those on 2G or facing poor network issues. Over the years, it has been updated with features that bring it closer to the main app without compromising on the data saving ability.
To put it into perspective, Facebook draws over a billion users monthly on mobile with a major chunk coming from developing nations where the need to connect to the digital platform is palpable.
Now, Facebook is making the Lite app more usable for business users. Facebook Lite doesn't allow users to react to posts and some users say that the app lags and takes a lot of time to upload pictures.
This product comes on the heels of the failed launch of Free Basics, a free Internet service provided by Facebook for rural Indians. Now with 200 million users, it appears Facebook has created another popular application with Facebook Lite.