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Facebook Lite uses less storage and bandwidth for emerging markets

Billy Steele
June 4, 2015
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Facebook's regular Android app just uses too much data and storage for devices in developing areas. It also tends to eat up a good bit of pricey data. To remedy those connectivity woes, the folks in Menlo Park announced Facebook Lite: a version of the mobile software that's less than 1MB is size, yet still offers the social networks essential tools. Despite requiring a modet amount of space and time install, even on a slow network, the app still handles News Feed, status updates, photos, notifications and other items users employ on the regular. In addition to this new software, Zuckerberg & Co. are also behind the Internet.org project that's bringing free access to essential services to underdeveloped countries, too. Facebook Lite is rolling out today in Asia, and it's set to hit parts of Africa, Europe and Latin America in "the coming weeks."

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