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Facebook Lite is the social network's latest standalone app to make it to market, and this time it's a cut down version of the native mobile app aimed at devices with poor network connections.
Surprisingly feature rich
With smartphone adoption in emerging markets soaring, but people in these countries often having patchy internet connections and low-end devices, the release of Facebook Lite seem to make sense.
Even though the app is a lot smaller in size than its regular Android sister (and so doesn't cause issues for devices with a small amount of memory) it doesn't feel light on features. You can comment and like friends' posts; post a geo-tagged status accompanied by photos; send messages to individuals or groups (without being prompted to switch to Messenger); find friends; and post to and set up groups, events, and pages. There isn't an in-app browser (so all links take you outside the app), nor is there support for video and audio (unsurprising given the app is for poor internet connections).
In terms of appearance, it looks pretty similar to the main Android app from a few years ago or a slightly older version of the mobile website.