Friday, 19 October, 2018

Facebook brings 'Lite' version to US

Facebook Lite will be rolling out in the US this week Facebook Lite is now available in the United States
Troy Mann | 16 March, 2018, 12:01

And also like the company's chat app, Facebook Lite is now headed to some developed markets as well.

The app will be available for download from Thursday.

And last we heard, Facebook Lite now boasts more than 200 million users.

Facebook Lite has been around since 2015 as a stripped down version of the main Facebook app, but it's just now being released in the United States.

Facebook Lite first launched in 2015, and was created to be used in countries where wireless carriers didn't have reliable or fast networking hardware.

Prominent Russian scoffs at new US sanctions
Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency, has been targeted by the US sanctions along with 12 of the agency's employees. The officials say they've helped companies kick the Russians out of all systems now known to have been penetrated.


Militants trapped; PSO, trooper injured
The militant group posted a picture with the caption Mohommad Taufeeq with Rehan Khan (Deputy Ameer Ansar Gazwat-ul-Hind). Meanwhile, there were stone pelting clashes in the area in which SHO Nowgam and two other policemen got injured.


Magna partnering with Lyft on self-driving cars
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Facebook Lite is also rolling out to other countries that were originally snubbed, including the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, France, and Germany. There are many things to like about this product - it doesn't take up as much space, it's more conservative with mobile data usage, it works with older versions of Android, and it plays well with older, under-powered phones.

The Play Store listing for Facebook Lite was only active for about 100 countries before today.

Now comes word via Reuters that Facebook is starting to roll out the app to additional countries, including developed nations in an apparent effort to boost engagement among users with limited data plans.

Should you use Facebook Lite? This is significantly less when compared to the few hundred MB that the regular Facebook app requires.

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