Facebook Lite in the Google Play Store

Originally introduced back in 2015 for developing countries where smartphones are less powerful, and network speeds are slower, Facebook has now decided to expand the availability of their Facebook Lite app to the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, and Ireland.

The stripped down version offers a small download size, and while it includes most main features of Facebook, it removes a lot of the bloat that comes with the original Facebook app. Like Messenger, the BlackBerry Hub already has support for Facebook Lite included, so if you're looking to ditch the bloat and use Facebook Lite, Hub can handle it.

Facebook will slowly be rolling out the support to the new areas, so keep checking if you do not see it available as of yet. The new areas should all have it available by Friday. Sadly, all that data tracking is likely still in place.

Download Facebook Lite from Google Play