Facebook offers stripped down version for Irish users with poor connections
Facebook Lite is now being rolled out in Ireland, the US and several EU countries
Facebook Lite app will be available for download from Friday. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images
Facebook on Thursday said it will roll out the stripped down version of its social media platform, Facebook Lite, to more countries including developed ones, to attract users struggling with slower mobile data connections.
Facebook Lite, presently available in over 100 countries, was launched in 2015 targeting developing markets and designed to work in areas with slower or limited internet connections.
“We’ve seen that even in some developed markets people can have lower connectivity, so we want to make sure everyone has the option to use this app if they want,” the company said.
The app will be available for download from Friday.