Facebook Lite

A version of the Facebook app for slower phones

3.9

106 Votes

  • Category Social
  • License Free
  • Version 25.0.0.4.145
  • Size 1 MB
  • Works under Android
  • Language English
  • Content rating Teen
  • Package name com.facebook.lite
  • Author Facebook

Facebook Lite is a client application that allows users to access Facebook with limited Internet connectivity. The application takes very little memory space to install on a smart phone. This is much less than that of the regular Facebook application. Facebook Lite application works on 2G networks while using very little amounts of data. This is an excellent application that will help you to take advantage of all the features of Facebook when your Internet connection is very weak.

Facebook Lite is one of the most popular Facebook client applications. The application is very light and does not sacrifice battery life or data. Users from countries with poor Internet activity use Facebook Lite on a daily basis. The updated versions of this application are being welcomed by the user community. Many users provide great feedback on its functions. The application has been improved recently which adds to its reliability and speed. Millions of users have downloaded and are using this application instead of the regular Facebook application.

The application supports most of the regular functionality offered by the official Facebook application. This includes messaging friends, group conversations, notifications, view status updates, share photos and many more. Facebook Lite users feel like they are using the real Facebook application. This application helps users in many underdeveloped countries to experience social networking functions offered by Facebook.

Pros:

  • Fast installation
  • Fast loading
  • Minimum data usage

Cons:

  • Lack of photo uploads
  • Lack of sharing options

Improvements for reliability and speed.

Potentially dangerous permissions

  • ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access approximate location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION.
  • ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access precise location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION.
  • CALL_PHONE: Allows an application to initiate a phone call without going through the Dialer user interface for the user to confirm the call.
  • CAMERA: Required to be able to access the camera device.
  • GET_ACCOUNTS: Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.
  • READ_CALENDAR: Allows an application to read the user's calendar data.
  • READ_CONTACTS: Allows an application to read the user's contacts data.
  • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage.
  • READ_PHONE_STATE: Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.
  • READ_SMS: Allows an application to read SMS messages.
  • RECORD_AUDIO: Allows an application to record audio.
  • WRITE_CALENDAR: Allows an application to write the user's calendar data.
  • WRITE_CONTACTS: Allows an application to write the user's contacts data.
  • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to external storage.

Other permissions

  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
  • ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • BATTERY_STATS: Allows an application to collect battery statistics
  • BROADCAST_STICKY: Allows an application to broadcast sticky intents. These are broadcasts whose data is held by the system after being finished, so that clients can quickly retrieve that data without having to wait for the next broadcast.
  • CHANGE_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to change network connectivity state.
  • CHANGE_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to change Wi-Fi connectivity state.
  • GET_TASKS: This constant was deprecated in API level 21. No longer enforced.
  • INSTALL_SHORTCUT: Allows an application to install a shortcut in Launcher.
  • INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
  • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting. If you don't request this permission, you will not receive the broadcast at that time. Though holding this permission does not have any security implications, it can have a negative impact on the user experience by increasing the amount of time it takes the system to start and allowing applications to have themselves running without the user being aware of them. As such, you must explicitly declare your use of this facility to make that visible to the user.
  • SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW: Allows an app to create windows using the type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT, shown on top of all other apps. Very few apps should use this permission; these windows are intended for system-level interaction with the user.
  • UNINSTALL_SHORTCUT: This permission is no longer supported.
  • VIBRATE: Allows access to the vibrator.
  • WAKE_LOCK: Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
  • android.permission.READ_PROFILE
  • com.facebook.katana.provider.ACCESS
  • com.facebook.lite.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
  • com.facebook.mlite.provider.ACCESS
  • com.facebook.orca.provider.ACCESS
  • com.facebook.permission.prod.FB_APP_COMMUNICATION
  • com.facebook.receiver.permission.ACCESS
  • com.facebook.wakizashi.provider.ACCESS
  • com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
  • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.WRITE
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