Facebook Lite for iPhone

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 200.0
  • 4.3
  • (817)
  • Security Status

Softonic review

Chantelle van Heerden
Chantelle van HeerdenUpdated 2 years ago

Keeping In Touch With Friends And Family

Facebook Lite is a social networking platform created by Facebook Inc. This application provides a light-weight version of Facebook for mobile devices. Users can connect with their contacts and see updates. It also saves every mobile device resource for convenience.

Comparing Against Desktop Facebook

Facebook Lite is known for having fewer media contents but lighter when it comes to system requirements and data background. The application consumes 50mb to 150mb memory from the mobile device’s RAM and it only requires 435kb of data for its routine updating. This means that some features from the desktop version or main app version might be absent in exchange for seamless operation with mobile devices. The user interface may have a less smooth transition and the images will appear depending on the mobile device’s capabilities. A high-quality image may end up with a lower resolution on the Lite version. Everything else depends on the mobile device model. Some mobile devices can preview contents from the desktop or main app version with no issues at all.

Lighter Facebook Features

This application is aimed at less capable mobile devices that lag on the original version. Users who wish to save more of their mobile provider’s data cap can take advantage of the application’s minimal consumption of resources. The application still retains some of the classic contents from the main app. Some of the retained features are News Feed, status updates, notifications, photos, official pages, and RSVP. It helps users to be present online at all times while meeting new people. The chat feature is integrated into the Lite version compared to the main version. There is no need to download Messenger for receiving and answering private messages. Any video posts from contacts will not automatically run to save data. There is even an option to turn off the auto-play feature for videos. Users can experience faster and more efficient data transfer and downloads, and the notifications and alerts are minimized to reduce annoyance and consumption of data background.

Minimal But Functional

Facebook Lite makes social media very accessible to any kind of internet-capable mobile devices. The main feature is the minimal system consumption for saving mobile device memory and reduce the data cap. If you need a great way to stay online at all times, this is a recommended app.


  • Consumes lesser system resources and network data
  • Retains some Facebook features
  • Faster processing and downloading of media contents


  • Auto-refresh removes the current News Feed
  • May reduce image resolution of pictures
  • No video auto-play feature

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Facebook Lite for iPhone

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 200.0
  • 4.3
  • (817)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Facebook Lite

  • Tlaleng Tshabalala

    by Tlaleng Tshabalala

    I love it it's amazing awesome marvelous ,I can see my friends talk to them, my children,my life is easy


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