On 4th June, Facebook introduced a new version of Facebook for its android users. This latest version consume less data and worked well with every type of network conditions. Facebook said that "In many areas, networks can be slow and not able to support all the functionality found in Facebook for Android. Facebook Lite was built for these situations, giving people a reliable Facebook experience when bandwidth is at a minimum." Facebook announced this new version in countries across Asia, and in upcoming weeks Facebook Lite will be available in parts of Latin America, Africa and Europe. Lets talk about the abilities of Facebook lite.
Facebook lite load pages very quickly as it takes maximum 5-6 seconds to open another page, even when user is on 2G network. Whether you want to share new clicked picture or send a message to you friend it will do your job without loosing internet speed. Moreover, it totally looks like official android Facebook application but better speed and performance. Just like official app, user can also Like timeline updates with a single click, means page will not load when user tap on Like button. You may see the screenshot below.
The official app is more than 30 MB in size and after installing the app, it become more larger. On the other side, Facebook lite is only 456kb in size. So its likely that Facebook lite has good performace and less hanging issues. Facebook lite also allows you to change cover photo of your profile as well. You just need to tap on cover pic in your profile and it will quickly open your phone gallery to select your cover pic.
The feature i like the most is it gives easy access to every Facebook sticker . You can post stickers in photo comments and messages in no time. It makes chatting more interesting and better.
If you are owner of Facebook pages or groups then you can also get access to pages and every important feature which is available in desktop version of Facebook.
In short, Facebook lite developer tried to make Facebook lite just same as Facebook for android but without droping internet speed and performace. So its a excellent app for those who can't afford the bill of 3G internet connection or for those where 3G data plans is not available.