Facebook and Facebook Lite are two different apps. Why there are two separate apps? What’s the difference between Facebook and Facebook Lite. To understand the difference, the blog post covers Facebook vs Facebook Lite (2020). We will also see which one is for you.
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The video takes care of your Facebook vs Facebook Lite needs. The warm-up video covers most of the comparison topics.
The main difference between Facebook and Facebook Lite is features. Facebook Lite offers the basic functionalities, but in total, nine features are missing. Here is the list of what is missing in Facebook Lite.
- Nearby friends
- Oculus VR
- Find Wi-Fi
- Send or Request Money
- Device Requests
- Crisis Response
- City Guides
Considering the above features, we can understand that many GPS enabled features are missing in Facebook Lite. Also, the dark mode is available in the Facebook Lite, but you will not be able to find in the original Facebook app.
On the Facebook app, there is the news feed, groups, videos, marketplace, notifications, and main menu. The Facebook Lite app comes with news feed, friend requests, messenger, notifications, videos, and main menu buttons. As you browse, you will also find the difference in fonts, size, buttons, and more.
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Facebook app occupies 144 MB of storage, while Facebook Lite only takes 2.22 MB on Android. On the iPhone, the Facebook app takes 425 MB of storage while Facebook Lite occupies 20.0 MB.
How they managed to reduce the size?
The primary reasons are images, missing features, default and saved fonts etc. Using low pixel images make a huge difference, while saved fonts also make a difference. There are many little things which we do not notice, but together they make a huge difference.
Which one is for you?
To make it clear, I have made a list for those who genuinely want to know whether to go with Facebook or Facebook Lite.
- The first one is usual: If you don’t have enough storage, then go with Facebook Lite.
- If you are using an older version of Android such as KitKat or Lollipop, then Facebook Lite is for you.
- If your phone or SIM does not support 3G or 4G, then Facebook Lite.
- Go with Facebook Lite, if you don’t want unnecessary features such as weather, find WiFi, etc.
- If you have a limited data plan.
Although both would work fine on many devices, having the perfect app can improve the speed and battery life.
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Here is the end of Facebook vs Facebook Lite. Facebook Lite lacks some of the features, but to save memory, storage, and data, it might be a perfect choice. I hope the article helped, and thanks for having a read. Let me know what do you think of both so that we can discuss more.