Facebook on Thursday released a ‘Lite’ version of its application that was tailored for people using Android smartphones in places where wireless data bandwidth is scarce.
Facebook Lite was built to use less data and work well despite potentially constrained telecommunications network conditions in developing countries, according to the California-based online social network.
The slimmed –down app was launched in Asia on Friday and will become available in parts of Latin America, Africa and Europe in the coming weeks.
The app was launched because many people around the world do not have adequate network bandwidth to use apps like Facebook efficiently.
It will allow Facebook to increase its numbers of users and the amount of activity they can carry out.