Install Facebook Lite For Android – Facebook has the major Facebook features but it uses lesser data and it works well on all networks including 2G. Basically Facebook created this lite version for the android app specifically for developing countries and other places where robust mobile internet is not all available or places where the cost of data is very high for Facebook uses.
Personally, I call it “Facebook made affordably”. Facebook Lite is designed to offer access to all the basic functions of the site, including instant messages from person to person while using the smallest amount of bandwidth available. The app was also designed to target low-cost phones. It is smaller and less complex than the full Facebook app.
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Install Facebook Lite For Android
The standard Facebook application from the play store is 162mb for the application alone without cached images and such, and the Facebook messenger app is another 104mb. But the latest version of Facebook Lite is only 4.5mb.
What I find amazing is that the instant messenger functionality of messenger is available inside the Facebook lite app. Making messenger app something superfluous.
To download Facebook lite on your android device all you need to do is:
- Go to your Google play store.
- Locate the search button.
- Type on Facebook lite.
- It will show on the drop-down list.
- Tap install.
How To Install Facebook Lite On Your Android Device
- Before you proceed to install the package, you need to ensure that your android device is set to allow for manual installation of the third party and no marketplace packages. This can be done by entering the applications menu in your device settings.
- Once you enter the applications settings, you will notice that the unknown sources option is probably disabled by default. This must be enabled. Immediately you have enabled the unknown sources option, it will now have a tick next to it to indicate the option is now available.
- The next step is to enter your device file manager and navigate to your download directory on your device. This varies on each device and is dependent on a user’s preferences.
- Once you have entered downloads directory of Where the APK packaged is saved, it is now time to install Facebook lite onto your android device.
- To install the package, simply sever the APK archive. Post selection, you may be pr8with an install screen.
- Select the package installer option and the APK archive will proceed to install on your device.
- The installation should complete in less than 60 seconds. This is primarily due to the package size.
- Once Facebook lite is installed, it will display as simply “lite” you can now launch the Facebook lite app from your android device.
Benefits Of Facebook Lite
- Works on all networks including 2G.
- Install faster and load your screen more quickly.
- Has only the main Facebook features.
- It uses fewer mobile data and takes lesser space on your phone.
- Works on slower connections.