Facebook Lite hits the US, UK & other countries

Facebook Lite hits the US, UK & other countries

Now Facebook Lite is officially available in the U.S. and other countries in Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

The app will be available for download from Thursday.

Facebook Lite is smaller and less taxing on the system than the regular Facebook app, and there aren't as many complaints about abnormal battery usage.

The world's largest social network Facebook said on Thursday that it would be releasing its pared-down app, Facebook Lite which is designed for the people residing in developing countries with limited data plans, to the wider world, encompassing Canada, Australia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the U.S. The app ensures to take up much less space on the user's smartphone and it is built to consume less amount of data when it displays the recent baby photos and political rantings from other users. However, Facebook only launched it in developing countries initially, leaving users elsewhere to pursue potentially risky APKs.

The Play Store listing for Facebook Lite was only active for about 100 countries before today. Doing so is safer than acquiring an APK from a random website, and it makes it easier to keep the app updated with the latest version.

Facebook Lite is now available in the US, Canada, Australia, UK, France, Germany, Ireland, and New Zealand. So it's not surprising that people in countries other than those that the Lite version was originally created for would want it to be available there as well.

Are you going to try Facebook Lite?