Facebook Lite is now live in Google Play. The app uses less data than the regular Facebook app and is designed to be lightweight, fast, and efficient with its data. The app weighs in at just 252KB, is compatible with Android 2.2 and up, and is designed for used with 2G networks and limited network connectivity.
Despite the fact that it’s lightweight and designed with 2G networks in mind, that doesn’t mean that Facebook Lite is light on features. You can use the app to send messages and have group conversations, get notifications for Likes and comments on your posts, post updates, and share photos.
Facebook Lite looks like a great app to help users in emerging markets keep in touch. Its 2G connectivity means that it’ll work even in places with limited speeds and connectivity, and its small size and Android 2.2 support means that even people with older phones that have limited memory can use it.
Right now it looks like Facebook Lite is only available in select Asian and African countries. According to TechCrunch, the app is available in places like Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.