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Facebook Lite Now Available in PH

Facebook has made notable strides to make its social media platform available to more users, even those with slow and unreliable internet connection. On their most recent initiative is Facebook Lite – a lightweight version of Facebook app which has recently made available in the Philippines and India through Google Play Store.

Facebook has reduced the size of the app down to a mere 430KB compared to the 250MB size of the full Facebook app.

facebook lite philippines

The social media company was able to do this by stripping Facebook Lite down to its core components: News Feed, Status Updates, Push Notifications, and Messages. This means that although FB Lite users will not get the full Facebook experience, they will still be able to do some of the stuff on Facebook.

In addition to shrinking the size of the app and removing some of the extra features on it, Facebook also optimized the app the contents that will be displayed on it to play nicely with 2G networks. This will allow users to still be active on Facebook despite slower internet connectivity.

Plans of launching Facebook Lite to other markets is already in the social media company’s pipeline, although it’s not clear which country will get it next and when. In the meantime, Facebook users in India and Philippines can now download Facebook Lite on Google Play Store through the link provided below.

[Facebook Lite for Android]

This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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4 Responses

  1. phonebuddy says:

    Is this an indicator that we have one of the slowest average internet speed in the world?

    • Wala says:

      Na-una syang narelease sa ibang bansa na may mabilis na internet speed bago sa Pilipinas. So, ang sagot sa tanong mo po ay “hindi”. :)

  2. manuel says:

    as long as it is ad free this will be better than regular facebook app

  3. Adrian says:

    Yugatech make a review about Hound, and alternative to googlenow.

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