Facebook Rolls Out Facebook Lite App For India
After a wait of a few months, Facebook finally launched it – Facebook Lite App for India. The app had rolled out in beta stage in the month of January covering US and few other countries. It has been recently launched officially in the subcontinent of India and Philippines.
The new Facebook Lite app for India has been created to provide access to the social networking site by users who have a rather low bandwidth. As the name itself suggests, the app is a rather light one and thus would be easily accessible through mobile devices. The app has been designed from ground up, thus it can be said to be an entirely new app.
According to Facebook, the number of active monthly users in India is over 110. With the launch of this app, Facebook expects that its user base would rise phenomenally.
About the app
App Weight: The Facebook Lite app for India takes around 2.82 MB of storage space in a device. This is inevitably low than the normal app that takes around 195 MB. This is a significant feature of the app that would be a contributing factor for the people using it.
Image Features: One great feature of this app is its image display functionality. Unlike the normal Facebook app, this new version does not load all the images in your newsfeed. Instead, it displays a preview of the images which are of rather low resolutions. Images will be downloaded and displayed in their full format only if the users click on the images.
User-Interface: For the new Lite app, the user interface has been changed and redesigned entirely with the option of posting your status being moved up. Unlike the option in the normal app where users can swipe to go from newsfeed to messages to check the friend requests, in this app the user needs to tap on the options.
This app does not display the profile images of the users in the notification section unlike the normal Facebook app.
Overall, the look and textual display has been kept larger than the normal app so that it can be easily displayed on device with low screen resolution.
Privacy Settings: The privacy and security settings of Facebook Lite app for India is being compared to that of the normal one. Users are of the view that this new app provides better security and privacy settings than that of usual Facebook app.
Messaging: Yes, this new app includes a messaging section and no, you need not install a messenger separately for this. The display design has been a bit reformed keeping it simple for this app. However, it allows you to post all the Facebook stickers and emojies.
The new Facebook Lite app for India will be able to add a great number of followers into the Facebook community bandwagon with its light weight and simple features.