As of this writing, Facebook has released a new app called Facebook Lite for Android. The app is a lighter version of the standard version and is optimized for 2G and slower internet speeds. This new version does not pre-load images but instead downloads them as you scroll. While this will improve your experience a little, you should keep in mind that the quality of the videos will be lower, and they will not play automatically unless you’re connected to Wi-Fi.
Facebook Lite is the latest version of the main app, and it offers some of the most basic features you would expect. Users can still post photos and videos, but some of the more advanced features such as Messenger and Watch are missing. This makes Facebook Lite an unattractive choice for people with low-quality internet connections, old Android phones, and limited data plans. Besides, you won’t have to give up any of your favourite features to enjoy the service.
The design of Facebook Lite is not the same as that of the regular application. The difference between the two is in the amount of data they use. Facebook Lite uses a low-level version of the platform. It works with low-end devices like old Android phones and shoddy 3G/4G networks, and has no autoplaying videos. It has similar functionality to the regular version, but is much simpler. You can still post photos, videos, and comments on friends’ posts, and visit profiles and timelines.