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Facebook launches Facebook Lite app for slow 2G internet connections in India

01/06/2015

Finally Facebook has launched its most awaited app “Facebook Lite” in India which will allow the users to use the services of Facebook through a slow 2G connection also.

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According to GSMA data, “Nearly 80% of Indians are on 2G and hence we want to ease the Facebook interactive experience for them,” said Vijay Shankar, product manager, Facebook Lite.

The Lite app, which is of less than 1MB, is available on the Play Store. Its interface is mostly similar to the original Facebook Android app, apart from a slight change in designof icons.

About 45 million users in India are using their mobile phones every day to connect with their friends on Facebook. Globally, the company has 1.35 billion users, while the daily active users are 864 million.

 

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