Facebook has decided to shut down its stripped-down version dubbed Facebook Lite. The company didn’t offer any explanation behind its decision, but simply thanked all testers in a brief status update. If you try opening Facebook Lite (lite.facebook.com), you will just be redirected to the main site.
Facebook Lite stripped away all the fancy packaging while retaining the essence of Facebook. It began as an experiment to attract users from countries like India, where average internet speed is still sluggish. However, many users preferred the uncluttered experience provided by Facebook Lite over the full-fledged interface populated with thousands of third party applications. Nevertheless, the demise of Lite means that it possibly never took off in the way Facebook envisioned it to.