Bangalore, June 30 2015: Facebook brings its lighter version Facebook Lite to India this week --tailored to work on entry level Android devices fueled by slower 2G networks.
It takes up just 435 KB of storage compared to 30 MB for the full version. It includes Facebook’s core experiences like News Feed, status updates, photos, notifications and more -- but no videos. Helming the lite rollout is Facebook Product Manager Vijay Shankar who has earlier led product efforts for several initiatives at FB that include: App Links, FbStart, Mobile SDKs, and Mobile App Ads.
Facebook has more than 125 million users in India. "Over 875 million people in the world access the Internet through 2G and we wanted to create a good user experience for these users to enable better access in emerging markets," Shankar told TechinAsia. Facebook is simultabneously launching the lite version in Philippines this week.
Find Facebook lite Android app here