Mark Zuckerburg on June 4, 2015 posted on Facebook, and I quote “We just launched Facebook Lite, a new app designed to serve people a faster experience on slower mobile networks and Android phones around the world.
We built Facebook Lite to be faster, more reliable and very data efficient even when internet bandwidth is at a minimum. The app is less than 1 MB in size and takes just a few seconds to download.
We’re starting to roll out Facebook Lite across Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, and it will be available in the Play store. We’re going to keep working to serve the entire world, and we’ll keep building tools for people in every community until we’re all connected.”