Facebook is the world’s biggest app with a monthly active user base of more than one billion people! Facebook gives users access to a plethora of useful features that make it easier for them to share precious moments from their lives or to get in touch with their friends and family members. However, there is also a big downside to Facebook. Since the social media app offers so many features, it also uses up lots of resources and this means that Facebook will cause older or entry-level smartphones to start lagging. Fortunately, here is where the lightweight version of the app comes in and saves the day.
If this is the first time that you reading about Facebook Lite, then all that you should know about it is that it offers the same premium user experience and large bundle of features as the original app does while requiring lower hardware specs. Not just that, but the software of Facebook Lite has been heavily optimized in order to reduce the amount of mobile data that the social media app needs in order to load the newsfeed and all other types of media.
New 188.8.131.52.117 Beta Update
The reason why Facebook Lite is making headlines on our website today is because the developers who are in charge of it have just published a new update. The update sports the 184.108.40.206.117 beta version number and it’s rolling out via OTA (over the air) channels right now.
As the update’s version number shows us, the only Facebook Lite users who can download the update right now are those who are enrolled in the beta program. Fortunately, everyone who uses an Android powered smartphone can join the beta program of Facebook Lite and download all the software improvements and bug fixes that the update has to offer.
Ernestina Saenz Salcido is a reporter for News Lair. She mostly writes on her free time about gadgets and tech news. When she’s not working she takes care of her 2 daughters.