Over the years, many app developers have rolled out ‘Lite’ versions of their applications to make it more accessible to users with less than ideal processing power who do not have access to good internet connection and handsets.
One such was Facebook. Nonetheless, according to a recent report, the social media giant plans to destroy their lite application. In Brazil, Facebook Lite users have already begun to see notifications warning them that the feature has been disabled. Users around the world are likely to begin having similar prompts soon.
Talking about the application, a Facebook spokesperson recently clarified:
Due to the limited adoption and improvements, we are making to improve the experience for people in our apps; we will no longer support Facebook Lite for iOS.
This comes as a shock since the firm itself announced in 2017 that Facebook Lite had 200 million users. In 2018, the numbers went up to 1 billion. However, the number of users may have decreased as good connectivity, and over the years fairly spec-ed smartphones have become less costly.
Nevertheless, the social media platform does not consider it feasible to support the Lite application and will kill it in the coming days. Both iOS and Android will have no choice but to return to Facebook’s standard edition.