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Facebook Lite for Android

By Facebook Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Facebook Lite

  • Enjoy a faster and more efficient Facebook on your Android device
  • Last updated on 04/15/20
  • There have been 2 updates within the past 6 months

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Mar 12, 2015

Weighing just 286KB, the recently released Facebook Lite brings the essential Facebook experience to budget phones with 2G connections.

Pros

Works great on a budget phone: Facebook Lite enables you to check your feed, read and post comments, share photos and updates, message friends, and glance through notifications with ease. It loads quickly, eats little to no system resources, and seems to be bug free.

Fast and smooth: This lite version impresses with its snappy performance, loading images and posts in no time and providing a fluid scrolling experience.

Light as a feather: While the original Facebook app weighs around 27MBs, this lite version weighs just 286KB.

Cons

Not available everywhere: Facebook Lite caters to users in less developed countries, so it's not available in the United States or Western Europe.

Could be prettier: Compared to the original, this app looks a bit like an ugly duckling, having an unappealing icon and a somewhat dull look to it.

Bottom Line

Facebook deserves a big thumbs-up for launching Facebook Lite, a lightweight alternative to its main app that works like a charm and weighs close to nothing. Too bad this app isn't available everywhere, or else many people with powerful smartphones would be tempted to grab it as a replacement to the original Facebook app. If you can download this app in your country, we recommend you try it out.

Full Specifications

What's new in version April 14, 2020

Improvements for reliability and speed.

General

Release April 15, 2020
Date Added April 15, 2020
Version April 14, 2020

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 451,408
Downloads Last Week 185
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Developer's Description

Keeping up with friends is faster and easier than ever with the Facebook Lite app! Use Facebook Lite as a friends app to connect and keep up with your social network. The Facebook Lite app is small, allowing you to save space on your phone and use Facebook in 2G conditions. Many of the classic features of Facebook are available on the app, such as sharing to a Timeline, liking photos, searching for people, and editing your profile and groups. Specific features include:

* Find friends and family

* Post status updates & use Facebook emoji to help relay what's going on in your world

Share photos and your favorite memes

* Get notified when friends like and comment on your posts

* Find local social events, RSVP, and make plans to meet up with friends

Interact with your friends by adding your own comments or reactions to their Facebook posts

* Save photos by adding them to photo albums

* Follow people to get their latest news

* Look up local businesses to see reviews, operation hours, and pictures

* Buy and sell locally on Facebook Marketplace

The Facebook app does more than help you stay connected with your friends and interests. It's also your personal organizer for storing, saving and sharing photos. It's easy to share photos straight from your Android camera, and you have full control over your photos and privacy settings. You can choose when to keep individual photos private or even set up a secret photo album to control who sees it.

Facebook Lite also helps you keep up with the latest news and current events around the world. Subscribe to your favorite celebrities, brands, websites, artists, or sports teams to follow their News Feeds from the convenience of your Facebook Lite app!

Now you can get early access to the next version of Facebook Lite by becoming a beta tester. Sign up here: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.facebook.lite

Problems downloading or installing the app? See https://www.facebook.com/help/fblite

Still need help? Please tell us more about the issue: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/640732869364975

Facebook is only available for people ages 13 and over.

Terms of Service: http://m.facebook.com/terms.php