Facebook is one of the most popular social networking websites that was developed during initial months of 2004 and the market of the Facebook grew at a swift pace attracting millions of people across the world as its user because of its multiple features. Facebook merged more than 50 companies in a short span. Despite its popularity, Facebook was criticized for its adverse psychological effects and social media addiction. The use of Facebook came under scrutiny because of its extreme liberty to users to publish copyright and infringement of intellectual property.
Development of Facebook Lite
Facebook Lite, a new Android app is an offspring of Facebook developed in August 2009 from scratch with a purpose to operate efficiently with poor data connections and inferior quality phones and is good for use in countries having low bandwidth internet connections. Facebook lite app is free to download like its parent app.
Merits and demerits of Facebook Lite
The app is absolutely redesigned and is under 1MB and takes much less storage than its parent app. The app loads low-resolution pictures and tapping on an individual picture will download its higher resolution. So, much less memory is consumed and is easy to open. The images are also compressed and move to background in uploading so that the user doesn’t have to wait longer to upload. The app is operational for most users except that it is less smooth and scrolling through the app is rougher compared to its parent app. Privacy and security are the issues with this app same like the Facebook.
Using Facebook Lite
Using the app is pretty easy like its parent app. You can download Facebook Lite app comfortably even on your Android mobile phone with poor internet connection because it is a lesser version of the parent Facebook. Thus, Facebook Lite is a smart substitute to the Facebook app to enjoy the latter’s experience with lower data usage.