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    Facebook Lite Simplifies Social Media

    Facebook Lite Simplifies Social Media

    Facebook Lite, available for Android only as it stands, has officially reached the states. Facebook originally built the app specifically for those in developing countries, who have slower internet. With an APK of less than 1 megabyte in size to install, people can download it in seconds, regardless of how sluggish their internet connection is.

    Comparing the regular Facebook app to the lite version, the regular Facebook app on Android has a download size of 63 megabytes, and when in use, you can accumulate a ton more megabytes collected in the cache. Facebook is far more optimized, and does not fill up your cache nearly as fast. You can also use the Facebook Lite app to remove any unnecessary app files through the app itself, a feature that isn’t available on the Facebook app.

    Facebook Lite has many features

    Also with Facebook Lite, you still have access to all of the basic features, like editing your profile and groups, liking posts and photos, searching people and posting to a timeline. There’s also special features such as view stories, add your own stories, find and look up information on local businesses, follow others, save photos to various photo albums, and RSVP to local social events. What you can’t do with Facebook Lite is access features like Marketplace, Live and Watchlist, but it’s perfect for scrolling through feeds and viewing notifications.

    Now granted Facebook Lite’s interface is definitely stripped down, but as mentioned, it takes up next to know data room and it even works on 2G networks. At the top, you have what looks like a toolbar with your search tool, notifications, Messenger Lite, friend requests, settings and notifications. The navigations are the same as well, so it’s easy to get used to. Additionally, the photos are also as clear as they would be on the regular Facebook app.

    Facebook Lite is useful for people with slow internet connections

    Facebook Lite is obviously not as robust as the regular Facebook app, but it’s perfect for those who are looking for a less storage-heavy and less saturated version of Facebook. If you’re looking to go back to the basics, Facebook Lite is a perfect option.

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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