Facebook Lite last year in March clocked 100 million monthly active users, less than nine months since its launch in June 2015, which made it the fastest-growing interface from the company to hit the milestone. Countries; Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and Philippines, were recorded as the top countries where people often used the app.
On Wednesday, Facebook‘s COO Sheryl Sandberg in a Facebook Post announced that over 200 million people are now using it’s Facebook Lite for low-end Android devices, specifically for emerging markets as a solution for connections that are usually weak and spotty.
“In many areas, networks can be slow and unable to support all the functions available on Facebook. FB Lite gives people access to core Facebook experiences like News Feed more quickly and while consuming less data,” Sheryl wrote.
Sandberg pointed that several countries around the world, many people are mobile first or mobile only – and that includes business owners.
FB Lite in over 56 languages is helping business owners grow and reach customers on mobile even when bandwidth is at a minimum, she adds.