Facebook Lite App APK Download : Faster and Consumes Less Data

Today, the world's largest social network quietly launched a lightweight version of its mobile application for Android simply called Facebook Lite. This app supposedly 'uses less data and works in all network conditions.


Facebook Lite

According to FB, "Keeping up with friends is faster than ever. [...] Lite is fast to install (the app weighs less than 300kb), quick to load, efficient with data
, and is designed for 2G networks and areas with limited network connectivity."

Earlier this evening, I tried looking for Facebook Lite and downloading it from Google Play but I couldn't seem to find it. Apparently, the application is not (yet) available for Android smartphone users here in the Philippines (oddly enough). Thankfully, a friend sent the small APK file so I was able to install it on my O+ Evo 4G to try it out and see if it's any good. For those who are interested to review it, you may download the FB Lite APK here (after making sure that installation of apps from 'Unknown sources' is checked in your phone's Device Administration Security settings):

As you can see in the photo above, the Lite version is similar to the full-fledged application in the sense that it gives you quick access to your News Feed and Notifications and the lay-out is largely the same. Personally, what I love about it is that it does not require you to download that heavy and intrusive Messenger application just to be able to read messages from your friends on Facebook. That said, I highly recommend Lite if you're on a volume-based data plan or promo and you want to make the most of your mobile internet connection. Thumbs up, FB!