Facebook is the most popular social media platform in the world, period. And since smartphones have become the most viable tool to access the internet, it is no surprise when we come to know that a version of Facebook has been downloaded a billion times. Especially on Android which happens to be the most popular smartphone operating system in the world. And another key factor in this whole equation is the fact that it is the Lite version of Facebook we are talking about which works well on lower end smartphones.
Well, Facebook’s Lite app just achieved the milestone of being downloaded over a billion time on Google Play Store. The Facebook Lite app which was initially launched in India which has a lot of people accessing the internet from slower 2G networks, and was later introduced globally following its success in India. The app provides an easy way to use some of Facebook’s core features, sans the strain on the smartphone’s resources.
Facebook Lite on crossing a billion downloads on the Google Play Store becomes another member of the Facebook apps family to have achieved this. The primary Facebook Android app was the first non-Google app to have achieved this on Google Play Store back in the year 2015.
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The Facebook Lite app is rather popular in developing markets and the app crossed 200 million users mark in February 2017, registering a 100 percent increase from March of 2016. Facebook finally launched its Lite version a couple of months back for its iOS users after testing it out briefly.