Facebook Unceremoniously Dumps Facebook Lite

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.

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Pallab De

Pallab De is a blogger from India who has a soft spot for anything techie. He loves trying out new software and spends most of his day breaking and fixing his PC. Pallab loves participating in the social web; he has been active in technology forums since he was a teenager and is an active user of both twitter (@indyan) and facebook .

  • josef dwight

    facebook users who are missing facebook Lite, or just want a slimmed down fb experience, devoid of all the junk the site spews out, should check out this cool browser app i found called Fluff Busting Purity, it strips out all silly/annoying application messages, and also gives you a choice of which types of messages you see on your facebook homepage, it works really well, get the script here: http://www.fbpurity.com