Facebook introduced its Facebook Lite Android application in June 2015, saying at the time that it was designed for emerging markets and areas with poor connectivity. This week, the app is being rolled out in more developed markets as a lightweight alternative to the social network’s flagship Android app.
Facebook confirmed that Facebook Lite is now available in the U.S., Canada, Australia, the U.K., France, Germany, Ireland and New Zealand.
A Facebook spokesperson said, “We want everyone to have a great Facebook experience regardless of where they connect or the bandwidth they have access to. In many countries, we rolled out Facebook Lite as a stand-alone app that is a lighter-weight version of Facebook but still has the features people love including News Feed, status updates, Stories and camera/photo integration. Facebook Lite is now available in even more countries, so anyone can access Facebook features regardless of where they are connecting.”