Facebook Lite reaches more than 200 million users

However, Facebook said it added the ability to Like, Comment and Share to its Lite app back in March when the app crossed the 100 million monthly active users mark. Facebook Lite app was launched for low-end Android devices that could give people access to Facebook even in remote area where network is weak or accessibility is less. With a support for 55 languages, Facebook is now planning to soon extend more countries including Israel, Italy, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates, Mashable notes.

In August 2009, Facebook announced the rollout of a "lite" version of the site, optimised for users on slower or intermittent Internet connections.

During the past year, the Facebook Lite team has improved many things, including the performance for a faster and more reliable experience; the look and feel to make sure people have an simple and good experience; and the onboarding process so people can easily log on and off their account when sharing devices.

In countries like India, more than 95 percent of mobile phone users are on lower-end Android phones.

Notably, the latest update to the app brings along improvements for reliability and speed to the app.

Facebook, via a statement, also said that it will continue rolling out the light version to other countries.

Now, Facebook is making the Lite app more usable for business users.

"FB Lite is helping business owners grow and reach customers on mobile even when bandwidth is at a minimum", Sandberg said in a new post. The app has also contributed to an increase in Facebook's revenue by 52% this year. But gradually the app was rolled out in other parts of the globe as well. Now with 200 million users, it appears Facebook has created another popular application with Facebook Lite.


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