JUN 5 2015, 9:57 AM ET Facebook Lite App Launched to Tap Emerging Markets

Image: A 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo is seen in this illustration in Zenicafacebook lite has launched a stripped-down version of its app aimed at the huge potential user base in emerging markets.The social media giant confirmed to CNBC that it was testing the Android app in January, and was now rolling it out across countries in Asia, followed by parts of Latin America, Africa and Europe.Facebook Lite takes less than 1 megabyte of storage space on a phone — substantially less than the standard app, which uses up around 25MB of storage.The new app is designed to load quickly in areas with slow mobile internet connection.Users will be able to do simple tasks such as post status updates and pictures, get notifications and scroll through their newsfeed. Viewing video will not be possible, however, as it requires too much data.

The move comes amid a continued push by Facebook into the emerging markets, highlighted by its , which gives users in certain countries access to some mobile services for free.
The mobile user base in emerging markets is growing fast, particularly in the smartphone space where a number of low-cost devices have been launched.
Almost 80 percent of smartphone subscriptions added between 2015 and 2020 will be from Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, according to Ericsson.
Facebook already has a high user base in some emerging markets — Indonesia, for instance, is currently the third-largest market for mobile Facebook users worldwide.
Meanwhile, by the end of 2016 India is expected to surpass the U.S. as having the largest population of mobile phone Facebook users, according to research by eMarketer.

Facebook Introduces ‘Facebook Lite’ App For Emerging Markets

BY YASMEEN ABUTALEB
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc rolled out a new Android app for its social media service on Thursday that uses less data and runs faster in regions with spotty connections.
The app, called Facebook Lite, is available in countries across Asia and will soon make its way to parts of Latin America, Africa and Europe, Vijay Shankar, product manager for Facebook Lite, said in an interview. In many of those countries, people still use 2G networks, which are much slower and have less power than the 4G networks in many developed nations.
“We want to offer people a choice so if there are limitations, they can still get the full Facebook experience,” Shankar said.
The app uses less than one-half of a megabyte of data to limit data usage and rates for those in emerging markets. While it still supports Facebook’s News Feed, status updates, notifications and photos, it does not support videos and advanced location services.

Facebook Lite is part of the world’s largest social media network’s expansion into emerging markets. Earlier this year, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announcedInternet.org, a platform developed with six technology partners to connect 4.5 billion people with no current access to the Internet.

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Facebook This version uses less data and operations in all network conditions. Facebook Lite: Quick Settings – Applications with smaller size, so downloading faster and uses less memory capacity than. Works on older Android phones – you can use this app on older Android phones are not the usual Facebook application support Using less data – more efficiently with your mobile data. Save money by using less data. Fast loading – this is the application of our fastest. Faster upload photos and view updates from friends. Works on all networks – this app is designed for 2G networks and areas of slow internet connection or unstable. Compatibility: Android 2.2 or higher

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Facebook This version uses less data and operations in all network conditions.
facebook lite : Quick Settings – Applications with smaller size, so downloading faster and uses less memory capacity than. Works on older Android phones – you can use this app on older Android phones are not the usual Facebook application support Using less data – more efficiently with your mobile data. Save money by using less data. Fast loading – this is the application of our fastest. Faster upload photos and view updates from friends. Works on all networks – this app is designed for 2G networks and areas of slow internet connection or unstable. Compatibility: Android 2.2 or higher

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Android: One of the biggest complaints about the Facebook app is that it can take up too many resources, particularly on older phones. Which is probably why Facebook released Facebook Lite, a super lightweight version of its app directed at developing markets.
Currently, the app is only available officially in a few countries—Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Zimbabwe—but there are so many ways to download the APK for yourself, it’s unlikely to stay within those countries for long. The app itself is incredibly spartan, with very little excess. The APK is about 252KB, as opposed to the 27MB that the main app can usually take up, so if you’re on an older device, a slower network, or just don’t want all the extra junk, Facebook Lite is probably exactly what you were looking for.

Facebook Lite 3.0. APK Download

Facebook is used by millions of people, mostly through the Facebook app on their Android devices. However, if you may have noticed, the Facebook APK is very large and takes up a lot of space on your device. Also, it is a heavy app and might lag on devices that have lesser RAM. So if you want to have a smooth experience on such devices, you must download Facebook Lite APK.

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Facebook Lite brings all the important features of the Facebook app in a package that’s not even 1 MB in size. And just like the Facebook app, the Facebook Lite APK is very popular and hence keeps getting updated every now and then. The latest version 3.0 has been released today with build number 24998386. The latest Facebook Lite 3.0 APK download file is 0.86 MB in size, which means it downloads in moments and is very light on your device’s memory. It works on all the Android devices in the world, so you can install it on your Android tablet and smartphone without any worries.
The new Facebook Lite APK v3.0 update brings speed and reliability improvements to the app. Apart from that, it is highly unlikely that you will notice any major changes or new features. But if you do, let us know in the comments below. You can download Facebook Lite 3.0 APK from the below-given source link.

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images (9)This version of Facebook uses less data and works in all network conditions.
Facebook Lite:
• Installs fast – the app is smaller, so it’s quick to download and uses less storage space.
• Loads quickly – it is our fastest app. Upload photos faster and see updates from friends.
• Uses less data – be more efficient with your mobile data. Save money by using less data.
• Works on all networks – it is designed for 2G networks and areas with slow or unstable internet connections.
• Works on most Android phones – you can use it on almost any type of Android phone, new or old.

For the full Facebook app, install Facebook for Android

Keeping up with friends is faster than ever. Facebook is free and always will be.

About Facebook:
• Message friends and have group conversations
• Get notifications when friends like and comment on your posts
• See what friends are up to
• Share updates and photos

Now you can get early access to the next version of Facebook Lite by becoming a beta tester. Sign up here: facebook lite

Facebook lite for android download

Facebook This version uses less data and operations in all network conditions. Facebook Lite: Quick Settings – Applications with smaller size, so downloading faster and uses less memory capacity than. Works on older Android phones – you can use this app on older Android phones are not the usual Facebook application support Using less data – more efficiently with your mobile data. Save money by using less data. Fast loading – this is the application of our fastest. Faster upload photos and view updates from friends. Works on all networks – this app is designed for 2G networks and areas of slow internet connection or unstable. Compatibility: Android 2.2 or higher

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If your addiction for social media (namely Facebook) has surpassed the level of technology of your smart phone, then you might be a bit frustrated. It is understandable. Over the years, Facebook has added quite a lot of features that might tax lower end mobile systems.
The good thing is, you probably don’t need half of these features. So in case I’m right, or your phone is ready to fall apart, Facebook Lite is for you!
Facebook Lite features a very spartan interface. Luckily, everything is more or less where you’d expect it to be. The Feed, Requests, Messages and Notifications buttons are on the top.
Every other section such as, Friends, Groups or Photos can be found in the Menu tab. The interface is bare bones, containing only a minimum of pictures and separator lines, but maintaining the classic blue look.
Facebook Lite continues to keep you updated. New stories are highlighted while you view the news feed and Android notifications will pick up on them as usual.

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After first being tested in a few countries in January, Facebook is now officially launching a new and smaller Android version of its social networking app called Facebook Lite. The app is designed specifically for use in countries where the wireless networks are slow and thus not able to handle all of the features in the regular Android version of the app.

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