You will need 500MB of storage on your iOS device to enjoy its features. Being a “Lite” version of the main Facebook app, the Facebook Lite app weighs only 5 MB in size as opposed to the main app that weighs over 500 MB. The Facebook Lite app was launched for people in emerging markets who use less powerful devices and are on slower, 2G networks. Back in January 2015, social media giant Facebook launched a lightweight version of its app called Facebook Litefor users in emerging markets. Then in June, Facebook launched Facebook Lite in India, however, the Facebook Lite app was only available for Android users, but now, the app has finally made its way to iOS as well. You can download Messenger Lite from Google Play or the Apple App Store.

  • Since the feature is still rolling out to a few users, the feature’s future is still up in the air.
  • Another big part of Lite’s appeal is its ability to cut back on data consumption.
  • With a download over one hundred times smaller than the main Facebook Android app , Facebook Facebook Lite update version Lite is seriously lightweight – though based on its name, we don’t know what else we’d expect.

For example, Tinder Lite will take up 25 times less space on smartphones and consume less mobile data, according to Tinder CEO Elie Seidman. But the app will still have «all core functionality that has made Tinder so popular,» Seidman said. » need to figure out that in this market, this particular feature of the application is the most used, or some of the other features are not needed,» said Mishra. They can then cut out those features in order to make it lighter, he said.

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In short, Facebook Lite was a stripped down version of the original with quicker loading times and less features. For those unaware, Facebook Lite is a stripped-down version of the normal Facebook app. Most of the core functionality is there, but there are fewer animations and features. Generally, this version of the app gets new features well behind the normal Facebook app, something that makes this dark mode arrival a nice surprise.

Statistically, live streaming is more appealing to audiences, with 80 percent of people preferring a live video over a traditional blog post. Despite the feature hitting iOS first, Facebook says that more than 50 percent of people watching live videos are using Android devices to do so. Now, Android users will be able to get in on the action and create and broadcast their own live videos. To keep performance reliable, the team removed much of the ornate, data-rich animation, such as cube transitions or AR filters people can apply onto faces. However, they kept features that required less data, like GIFs and stickers. Facebook sits on top of the pile right now in terms of time spent in its app, according to dataon U.S. iPhone users from App Annie.

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Update your phone’s software to the latest version and Facebook app too. Again, head over to «My Apps» in the Google Play store and update your apps to make sure they’re on the latest version. If you’re a North American iPhone user, then you’re probably going to have difficulty installing the Facebook Lite app (it’s got a white icon background and the «f» is blue — inverse colors).

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