Facebook Lite official facebook app now available in play store

If you have an Android phone and live in one of the few countries this app has been released to you can head on over to the Play store and download Facebook Lite right now.

Facebook has just released a new Facebook Lite app for Emerging markets. Not much is know yet as no official word has been heard from the company.

What little we can report so far is information gathered from the Google play store.

Facebook Lite has been specifically made to work on slower networks like 2G and places with poor network connectivity.

We tried to get a hold of the Facebook Lite APK, but has so far been unsuccessful. According to Play store, none of our devices were supported. I believe the real issue is the fact that we are not residing in any of the countries approved for download so far.

Facebook Lite Details :

  • Size 252K
  • Last updated : January 20, 2015
  • Version Number :
  • Android version : Froyo, 2.2 and up
  • Download link : Facebook Lite

Hopefully Facebook will make this lightweight version available worldwide as soon as testing is over and done with. I know quite a few people would likely prefer this version to the regular one.

According to Techcrunch the app is so far available in the following countries : Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Zimbabwe

Facebook Lite permission details :

Version can access:
Device & app history
  • retrieve running apps
  • find accounts on the device
  • read your own contact card
  • read calendar events plus confidential information
  • add or modify calendar events and send email to guests without owners’ knowledge
  • read your contacts
  • modify your contacts
  • approximate location (network-based)
  • precise location (GPS and network-based)
  • read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
  • directly call phone numbers
  • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
  • read the contents of your USB storage
  • take pictures and videos
  • record audio
Wi-Fi connection information
  • view Wi-Fi connections
Device ID & call information
  • read phone status and identity
  • receive data from Internet
  • view network connections
  • read battery statistics
  • send sticky broadcast
  • change network connectivity
  • connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
  • full network access
  • run at startup
  • draw over other apps
  • control vibration
  • prevent device from sleeping
  • install shortcuts
  • uninstall shortcuts


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