The social networking giant released its Facebook Lite app so that users with entry-level devices and poor connectivity could also access the network. It was initially launched in markets like India but after seeing the response and demand from users across the globe, the company eventually rolled it out to many markets. Therefore, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Facebook Lite has crossed over a billion downloads on the Google Play Store.
The term “lite” itself refers to the lightweight nature of the app. It doesn’t require as much data or system resources as the full-fledged Facebook app. It’s just 1.28MB in size compared to the full app which comes in at 67MB.
The app is particularly popular in developing markets but has since been rolled out in some major markets as well. It’s a good option for those who want basic access to Facebook without any of the fancy features that the social network offers.
Facebook Lite’s official Google Play Store listing now mentions that the app has crossed more than a billion installs. It joins the list of Facebook apps that have crossed this milestone. The primary Facebook app was the first non-Google app to cross a billion installs with Messenger also achieving this milestone back in 2015.