Facebook Lite to launch in developed countries, including United States

Facebook Lite will be rolling out in the US this week

Facebook's lightweight messaging app, Messenger Lite, launched in the US several months ago.

In the rollout, the app will become available in countries including the US, Canada, Australia, UK, France, Germany, Ireland, and New Zealand. However it seems that these "Lite" apps are no longer exclusive to emerging markets.

Facebook Lite is a minimal version of the Facebook app for Android that still runs reliably on low power phones with out a fast internet connection.

In a report from Reuters, it appears that Facebook will be bringing its Facebook Lite app to markets such as the US.

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Facebook Lite, a version of Facebook made for developing countries that is created to run on 2G networks, is rolling out to more countries, including developed ones, according to Reuters.

It uses far less data than the main Facebook app, which is notoriously a data hog. Some people may just prefer the Facebook Lite app to the standard app, too, especially as the regular Facebook app continues to grow in size and features. It offers numerous same features as regular Facebook such as News Feed, push notifications and status updates, but it cuts out some newer features like the marketplace and the built-in web browser.

With only the bare-bones features, you're probably less likely to spend a lot of extra time scrolling through the app.

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