Facebook Lite reached 100 million monthly active users less than nine months since it launched, it making the fastest-growing interface .
Facebook Lite has a download size smaller than 1MB, in low-bandwidth conditions. Facebook Lite supports more than 50 languages, and it is available in more than 150 countries through Latin America, Asia, Africa and parts of Europe.
Facebook also disclosed statistics on monthly and daily active users in India.142 million monthly active users and 69 million check their Facebook daily.133 million Mobile users register monthly in the country, with 64 million logging in daily through a mobile device.
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Facebook said, the app addresses needs 1.6 billion people in the world, many people do not have access to 3G or 4G networks. Philippines, Indonesia, Mexico, Brazil, and India are the biggest markets where the app has the greatest product, and is most popular.
FB Lite has added support for videos, multiple photo uploads, pinch-to-zoom for photos, and emojis, apart from reducing app load times by 25 percent.
Facebook said,We’ve enabled a seamless upload functionality, where after you hit post.You can continue to browse on the app and do other things.We also check the file size of the video. It sounds like a small thing, but this has really helped. The resolution slightly is lower, so it loads faster.
Facebook writes,the key objectives of the app were to stay below the 1MB apk size limit, and build an app that works on Gingerbread and on a 2009 year .Design client-server interaction to optimise data usage for 2G networks. Instead of using HTTPS, Lite uses a custom message protocol over TLS (directly over TCP). Com-pressed message exchange takes place over the persistent TLS connection the client establishes to the server.