Facebook Lite. What it is and how it works

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Are you looking for a guide that explains in detail what it is Facebook Lite and how does it work? Very well, you have found the article that is right for you! In this in-depth analysis we will analyze this application in detail, available exclusively for Android smartphones.

So take a few minutes of free time: we are sure that, once you have finished reading the article, you will have a clearer picture of everything. But no more delay, let's go!

What is Facebook Lite

Let's start with a simple question: What is Facebook Lite? This is an application for Android smartphones, an alternative to the classic version of the famous social network. Compared to the latter it is certainly less complete, but much lighter and therefore perfect to be installed and used on dated or cheap mobile phones or tablets.

So, we're talking about one lighter version of Facebook, which requires less energy. Among other things, it is developed by the Facebook team itself, designed precisely for those who need a more practical version of the classic app, for those who have little memory on their device, which therefore cannot support the classic one.

The great peculiarity of Facebook Lite is that, however, the general use experience is absolutely not "sacrificed" where the stories will not be found (read also How to reactivate the stories on Facebook). Of course, from the aesthetic point of view something is missing, and some options are not there (even if they are often implemented with subsequent updates), but overall it is a very valid alternative. Let's see now how to download and install.

Basically, Facebook Lite is available on the Google Play Store, like any other application. It takes up little space and takes a few seconds to download. In summary, i steps to take to download these are:

  • go to Play Store;
  • type in the search bar "Facebook Lite";
  • click on "Install".

Et voila, done! Now all you have to do is wait a few moments, the time for the download process to finish. Once finished, all you have to do is go to the home screen of your smartphone: you will see the Facebook Lite icon present. To open it just press on it. On the other hand compatibility, is an app supported by every Android smartphone, including - as we said - the most dated devices and with very essential specifications.

Facebook Lite what changes

Now you are probably wondering Facebook Lite what changes compared to the standard app. We have already mentioned something in the previous lines, but let's go into more detail. There are several differences. It is certainly more spartan, similar in the arrangement of the elements but much more fluid in its use.

From an aesthetic point of view there are some important differences, even if it tries to follow the developments and aesthetic changes of Facebook itself. The setting is also similar: the contents are divided into various tabs, with the news feed, friends, the Marketplace, notifications and the rest. Obviously there is the search bar and shortcuts to access profile and camera (read also How to make a direct Instagram and Facebook at the same time).

For the rest, there is little else to say: Facebook Lite is the most essential copy of Facebook. All the classic functions are present, including sharing updates and photos, Marketplace and the option dedicated to messaging, with the possibility of creating group conversations. Obviously, if your smartphone has the ability to make Facebook work without problems, it is useless to use its Lite version. The latter only makes sense from the point of view of being used in devices that cannot run the standard app well.

That said, you should now have a more complete and clear overview of this application, both with reference to its operation and the differences with the main one. Downloading and using it wasn't particularly difficult, was it? So we just have to make an appointment for the next one, in the hope that our guide has been useful to you in practice. Read also our guide on How to activate birthday notifications on Facebook

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