Facebook Lite Reaches 200 Million Users in Under Two Years of Release

Facebook Lite Reaches 200 Million Users in Under Two Years of Release

Facebook Lite Reaches 200 Million Users in Under Two Years of Release

Facebook Lite is a solution for those who use less capable phones and have less bandwidth and slower Internet connections. Furthermore, performance improvements have also been added to the new version of Facebook Lite.

Facebook on Thursday announced that there are more than 200 million people around the world using FB Lite every month.

The app has been launched in over 150 countries including India, Brazil, Indonesia, and Mexico.

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The company said it was launching the app on Tuesday in four additional countries: Israel, Italy, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates, and that additional launches are in the pipeline.

"To help make sure everyone can have a great Facebook experience regardless of where they connect, we rolled out Facebook Lite as a standalone, native app designed for lower end Android devices on spotty network connections to give people a reliable Facebook experience when bandwidth is low".

FB Lite s crucial for Facebook to continue to grow and maintain an active user base. The app itself is less than 1MB in size and supports Android devices on Android 2.3 and above. "FB Lite gives people access to core Facebook experiences like News Feed more quickly and while consuming less data", Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said in a blog post on Wednesday. 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. While Free Basics failed to impress the government authorities and regulators, the Facebook Lite appears to have struck the right chords. According to a technology research and advisory firm Jackdaw Research, the company's success is attributed to its impressive user growth to promotional data plans from countries like India.

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