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> But people don't use lite versions!! They don't want to use them and you can't make them use them.
Facebook Lite has over 500 million installs. Messenger Lite has 100-500 million installs. Sounds more like your logic is you don't want to use a lite version and therefore nobody would want to use one.
> I just can't picture a market for go devices at
Android Go is for someone who wants to upgrade from their featurephone and use the web, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, email, and a couple basic games like Sudoku. That market is much larger than you are claiming.
You must be thinking of something else.
It wasn't on the Play Store until May 29th, and no, it isn't available for North America.
Where is that? Oh I couldn't find it because it's incompatible with my Nexus 6...wtf?
> - Works on all Android phones
Are people not able to access Facebook Lite from Playstore? A couple comments that US people can't, but I seem to be able to.
Edit: just kidding, noticed it says below the big Install button that, "this app is incompatible with all of your devices"
Facebook Lite (Official takes a bit less Storage) --> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.lite&hl=en
Or a App called Frost for Facebook if i recall right.
God i am very happy.. i deleted FB from my Phone...
You should try out Facebook Lite. It wasn't released in the US (developing nations only), but it has everything bundled the way FB used to be. Granted it's not flashy like the main app, but it doesn't eat up half your CPU.
Android Authority has an APK.
At least it's a very obvious case. Most of the time we have to make a blind guess.
If you can't get rid of Facebook, try to re-install the app and if that does not help switch to Facebook Lite https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.lite
I found the lite app as far as I can tell it's still an official facebook app, but designed for countries/phones with bad coverage etc. I can't download it from the app store in my country but getting the APK isn't too hard. I haven't encountered any feature that isn't available in the app, messages, group sharing, push notifications, all works. Also haven't noticed any further battery drain etc. of course that's just my personal experience, never actually researched why this is the case.
Member when Facebook and Messenger was one app? I member. For anyone who:
Get Facebook Lite. It is an official app by Facebook designed to work in countries without 3g/4g networks. It is one app, and both the newsfeed and messenger features work normally.
Yes, but it's not available in the US from Google Play. Facebook used to have a page you could download it from, but that points at Google Play now.
I'd suggest grabbing it from APKMirror. I've been getting it from there.
This is the Play Store link to it: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.lite&hl=en
This has been what saved Facebook for me. These are versions of Facebook explicitly designed for low network usage, maintained by Facebook.
Facebook Lite. It's by Facebook themselves, is regularly updated and has full functionality like the site - messenger is integrated too.
Looked it up, but is from facebook so it is a no go sorry.
Also I was wrong, I was using that app for a long time before but changed it more recently for another wrapper because the other one wasn't updated anymore. Edited in the app I'm actually using in the previous comment.
Anyway, I just need to read the messages that people still write to me on my fb account, but I'm far from an active user, so I'm conscious it might not be the best app ever, the value for me is that it works for my needs, it keeps it simple (and contained) and it is open source.
existe facebook lite y messenger lite para los smartphones con poco espacio
Or, just get Facebook lite instead. It combines Messenger and Facebook into a single app and like your suggestion, it is stripped of all the unnecessary nonsense in order to make it work in countries with bad networks.
The Lite versions have been what saved Facebook for me. These are versions of Facebook explicitly designed for low network usage, maintained by Facebook.
Hey, if you're looking for a lightweight Facebook app, try Facebook Lite. It's only 1MB. Only problems are no videos as of the moment, but I hope they'll implement it soon.
Both Facebook Lite and Messenger Lite are still around, and they are available in the Play store in the U.S. That's why I thought it was strange that Instagram Lite (owned by the same company) is blocked.
This seems to be more of a verification issue than an actual hardware limitation, but you could also try Facebook Lite; https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.lite&hl=en&gl=US
I don't use FB myself, but I can imagine that a lite version of any app works better on e-ink displays.
Try giring Facebook Lite a try:
And are you using Samsung Internet (browser)? If, remember that it supports adblocking (f.ex. Through AdGuard) that much, much improves the look and feel of Facebook.
I just completely disabled facebook and its service. Installed facebook lite. Damn. What a change.
Also made some space on my phone by deleting some videos, made about 2gb space free. But once removing facebook, things seem amazingly snappy. Revisited the thread to provide update. Never had an issue with normal fb before, maybe something changed in the last updates? Thought I'd share.
If you can live without some of the multimedia features, you should try FB Lite:
And FB Messenger Lite. It works well enough for me and sips battery
This is the one for Android. They've put out a Messenger Lite too. I'd assume the icon would be the same for apple so this might help you narrow it down.
You are welcome.
With Facebook Lite, received both LED & sound notifications for a friend request but no notification for a message.
Tried the same custom light & pulse trick & still no notification for a message.
> Currently it is Outlook and Facebook Messenger...
I don't use those apps so can't test then on my S5 16.0.
Did you try Facebook Lite?
Are you receiving notifications for those but without LED?
You could try choosing a custom light color for them as maybe the default color for those apps are not supported by your device which is the case for some ASUS Zenfones for example who do not support blue.
Search Settings with Notification light, enable Use custom values in that panel, then with the + add the apps. Long press on them & chose the color & you can also customize the Pulse length & speed.
See the second attachment in this post I made on XDA: Disabling Battery LED/Light Notification - Custom Apps Colors
You can also search Settings with notification for other options including Notification light, popup, wake up screen options, etc.
Facebook has always been known to drain your battery ON ANY PHONE more even having never opened it once. You will have to use a package disabler to remove it but once you do may I suggest this:
Facebook lite is very easy on the battery from my experience. Good luck.
Try the Lite versions of Facebook and Facebook Messenger.
Facebook Lite https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.lite
Facebook Messenger Lite
I've heard that Facebook Lite runs pretty well, but then again it's just a browser based wrapper for Facebook, hope you're ok without maybe all of the extras.
I'll link Messenger Lite as an added bonus if you'd prefer a simpler (and also less bloatware like) experience.
In case you need it, here's the Lite version of Facebook: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.lite
As for MIUI, you could try clearing all data and cache (warning: you may have to relog into some apps and set your settings for them back) for all apps. If that doesn't work, you could try a factory reset as a last resort but a very, very last resort.
Take a look at the wiki for this subreddit, perhaps there are some MIUI tips & tricks for making it run a bit better....
Snapchat drains a lot of battery even in the background. Not going to tell you to uninstall it, but go and check these settings. Go into Snapchat Settings > Additional services (Manage) > Turn Travel Mode on. Go to Settings > Additional services (Manage) > Advert preferences > Untick all that's there. Go back to Additional services (Manage) > Maps > untick Share usage data. And then in Snapchat settings, clear the cache.
Also, Spotify is at the top of the list using a lot of battery. I suggest you just clear the data/cache and start new with the app and see if it helps (Settings > Apps > Spotify > Storage > Clear data/cache).
And even though it lists as only 2%, the official Facebook app uses a lot of battery even when not in use. I suggest you disable/uninstall it as well as the system apps Facebook App Installer, Facebook App Manager, Facebook Services (might be different on your phone), and then install and alternate like Swipe for Facebook. If you're not comfortable with this, at least disable the Facebook app and go with Facebook Lite.
I see you have NFC on all the time. Is there a reason why you need this on?
This last step is a bit tedious, but go through all your in app settings and just review them. You may notice a lot of apps have backup syncing on each day or something, or you may see something like, submit anonymous usage report to better help the app or some shit (turn that off).
Wish you the best of luck with this because I know this is frustrating.
Low nd martphones have a special version made for them that requires almost no MBs.
Low resolution images, no autoplaying videos, build in messenger. If ya can live without the videos its a great choice.
If you want to use Facebook/Facebook Messenger, then be sure to install the lite versions of either of these applications.
> But I've never known or seen someone using a third party Facebook app in public
Because there aren't many due to the fact that the full APIs (programming interfaces) are not available for 3rd party apps.
Luckily Facebook has Facebook Lite and Messenger Lite, the battery-friendly lightweight versions originally meant for budget phones & developing markets.
Μπορείς να δοκιμάσεις εναλλακτικές εφαρμογές για fb και να δεις αν κάτι πάει στραβά:
If you're on Android download Facebook Lite from apkmirror, it's a low resource & low bandwidth version of the facebook app from Facebook (the company), with messaging integrated. It's designed to run on cheap phones and uses very little data and resources.
There's also a Messenger Lite which only has messaging.
You need to get the apk because you're probably not allowed to install it from the Play Store, you also need to set Settings -> Security -> Unknown sources to be able to install an apk.
They should be on Play Store for everyone now.
Facebook Lite: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.lite
Messenger Lite: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.mlite
If the factory reset fixed it temporarily, I'd guess one or more of your apps is slowing it down. I've banned the Facebook and Facebook Messenger apps from my phone after noticing they seems to be huge resource hogs. Whenever I have them installed, everything seems to go to shit. Instead, I have the official apps on a spare phone, and for my main phone I use the mobile web version of Facebook, Facebook lite (must download and install the .apk outside of Google Play), or a Facebook/messenger mobile web wrapper like Swipe for Facebook.
I have a 1st gen Moto G and it also slowed down at the last major update. Battery life seemed to decrease, too. And at the last minor security path upgrade, the minimum screen brightness got brighter.
Create/Add another google account with country settings as India .
or use a not-so-much used google account, change setting so that your country is India
Enable that google account in Playstore, and give a try.
*Note you can have multiple playstore accounts tied to same device
but than need to keep a track of which account a specific stuff was purchased
here is the app detail BTW
Beta version/testing version https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.facebook.lite
you can sideload the app from some apk sites if you can search
Try facebook lite. It has less wakelocks, runs better on lower end phones (so it does great on an 801 chip) and has the faxebook AND messenger app built in
I know that the stock facebook app is a battery/data hog. I know that I have seen some sites run tests and claim that you can save up to 20% of battery by not installing facebook. I just curious is Facebook Lite any different? Has anyone ran any battery tests on FB lite?
use facebook lite ........ its way less resourse intensive and has messenger integrated so you can uninstall that also and save a lot of battery
Should check out Facebook Lite. Almost just a portal for the mobile version, but with basic notification support, etc.
Was developed for $50 android phones in Brazil, so it's quite efficient.
Use the official Facebook Lite app
Edit: this, it's region locked so you'll probably need to grab the APK from APK mirror or something
Facebook lite is not available from the play store unless you are in India or other lower income markets. It's definitely not available in US, UK or Australian markets.
This is the official play store link and it contains no ads.
Here, but it's incompatible with all of my devices. I don't know what kind of devices are allowed, but I think it's supposed to be for low-end only.
If you want to use one Facebook app for everything, consider Facebook Lite (It might not be available in your country. It's on APKMirror but I'm not sure if I can link that site here). It has a way smaller footprint, and has messaging included in the Facebook app, but it is not as full-featured as the normal Facebook app.
As they did with Facebook Lite.
Facebook Lite is official. Linkme: Facebook Lite.
EDIT: This one, not the bot one.
Facebook's official app sucks. Uninstalling it will probably make you performance and battery life better. Worthy alternatives with pros and cons are mentioned.
Also try out:
Tinfoil for Facebook
Slim Social For Facebook
Toffeed for Facebook
Mini for Facebook
Note: Many of the above apps are just wrappers over the mobile website of Facebook. It's not really the developer's fault, Facebook's API restrictions is the reason. (Correct me, if I'm wrong).
Browsers with Facebook push notifications:
UC Browser / UC Browser mini
Browsing facebook on the official app for Android isn’ t that great. I’ve made this post just to list out the worthy alternatives you might like. I hope I was of help.
Has anyone here ever tried the official Facebook lite? I don't want to install it but am curious how it turned out.
Here's the Google Play store link but chances are good you'll have to find the APK and install that manually.
Have you tried switching to Facebook Lite? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.lite
I personally don't use facebook but it seems like that should help
Use Facebook Lite
I am working on an add-on to make YouTube play on Firefox for Android, but the fact that the navigation menu cannot be hidden (three dots on the right) in Firefox really discourages me from ~~continue~~ continuing working on it since the fullscreen experience will be impacted negatively.
This has already been brought to their attention, but after almost one year it has never received any attention: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1031519
It should be more relevant, because more often users are prefering the web interface to dedicated apps. The Facebook app, for example, was so restrictive, invasive, enormous and consumed lots of resources to the point that lots of users started using the web interface instead: far lighter, more control and one less thing occupying space. The impact has been so great that Facebook went ahead and made a Lite version of their app which is basically the same as using the web version, but with more "data mining freedom" for Facebook.
YouTube is on the same boat, huge app, restrictive and ads constantly evading ad blockers on android, it is only a matter of time more people start moving to the web version as well. The only things preventing this migration is the fact that only Chrome can play YouTube videos on Android and not very well, you have nothing besides the video itself (no annotations, no quality selection, no subtitles, etc). However, even Chrome for Android has a decent Fullscreen api which doesn't show any soft keys allowing for a full viewing experience.
This is an area that Firefox could shine now since it is the only browser that allows the installation of dedicated add-ons and with even more users now spending more time on YouTube for Android, this could be a great time to expand its market by providing a unique experience that to this date no other browser provides, as far as I know. Another excelent point in favor of Firefox is its ability to continue playing in the background, which means that you can have YouTube playing and your screen off or phone locked. Chrome does not do this nor does the YouTube app.
That is if they would just fix their Fullscreen api, otherwise users will simply prefer Chrome over Firefox (despite Firefox's advantages/benefits) due to the simple fact that Chrome's fullscreen is better, as any fullscreen experience should be.
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appli Facebook Lite (dispo sur Android aux USA, Canada, Australie, UK, Nouvelle Zélande, France, Allemagne et Irlande) si vous captez mal la 3G chez vous ou si vous voulez une version allegée de Facebook (appli sur Android sur le Google Play Store)
Am i the only one here who uses Facebook Lite?
They'll be using Facebook Lite then.
Found it here. Just not available in Canada. For fucks sake Facebook.
Use Facebook lite app.
Not that. Here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.lite
Here you go, mate: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.lite&hl=en
If it's not available in your country you can find the apk on apkmirror.
Wasn't aware of Facebook Lite, thanks for the suggestion!
Use the Facebook Lite app. It doesn't require the separate messenger app. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.lite
Try facebook Lite from the play store if you find yourself browsing for long sessions
Its not available in all countries.
You should check out Facebook Lite
I use "Facebook Lite" https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.lite&hl=en
Has anyone tested if Facebook Lite has the same issue?
There's Facebook Lite. 419kb.
Facebook Lite (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.lite&hl=en). Only ~500kb in size.
Not sure why you need the APK. Is it different from this?
You can try the Lite versions of Facebook and Instagram:
maybe the lite version helps? droid| ios
Frost for facebook
Maybe try using the lite version of Facebook https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.lite
Use Facebook lite https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.lite
Oh, assumed it was S8. I see you're using Facebook which is a known battery drainer, I suggest you disable/uninstall it alongside with the system services that come with it via Settings > Apps. Download an alternative like Facebook Lite or Swipe for Facebook. Also, for messenger as well. They have Messenger Lite.
Use the unmonitored and always sleeping apps function from Settings > Device maintenance > Battery > Unmonitored apps you should have no apps in there (delete if anything's there). Use the Always sleeping apps function and put all apps in there that you won't need push notifications for.
Check to see if you have any apps listed in the crash report. If you go to Settings > Device maintenance > click the paper icon at the top right and it may list apps that have caused crashes which may result in a bit of battery drain.
Go to Settings > Device maintenance > Let it load and click Optimize Now.
Turn phone fully off. Press Volume Up, Bixby and power button at the same time until the Samsung logo pops up. It'll take a minute to load and may look intimidating at first, but wait until it loads a black screen. Use the volume up/down to scroll and power button to select and then wipe cache partition and reboot phone.
Also, follow this guide. https://www.reddit.com/r/GalaxyS8/comments/71imyw/neomancrs_general_battery_and_performance_tuning/
And try using screenshotting the battery usage in device maintenance rather than 3rd party apps as main source.
For Facebook, I would recommend using the Lite version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.lite
Here is the play store link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.lite
You could try facebook lite. Apparantly it uses less resources.
Can you reach here?
This might be available, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.lite depending on your region. Official, and a lot lighter and battery friendlier
...And I just saw that you have an iPhone. Well tough luck.
"This app cannot be installed in your device's country." (I'm in the US.)
Use Facebook Lite instead.
Not this, this:
the one they're talking about is made by Facebook. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.lite
Get a proxy or vpn from Mexico and that will make the trick.
> At the very least they should provide a less resource intensive version of the app
There is Facebook Lite
You guys should try Facebook Lite app.
Link for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.lite
(Not sure if they have iOS version version yet)
I'm using Facebook lite for that sake
Have you tried Facebook Lite?
I would go for the facebook lite app?
No, it's not, I don't know why it linked that version.
Facebook lite? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.lite
I swear I'm not drunk...
Do you mean this? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.facebook.lite&hl=en
It's been out for awhile, works well. Only big issue I have is that recently they stopped letting you use Messenger from with it. Now there is a separate Messenger Lite app that you have to download.
What's this then?
It is, but it's the lesser of two evils
I switch between having the app and this chat re-enabler, or just using the mobile website version. I've got a OnePlus One, running CyanogenMod, so i've privacy guarded the hell out of it, turned notifications off etc. and i've got it under control. The app is just terrible, it needs to be re-built with efficiency in mind rather than just visuals and advertising, or there needs to be a light version of the app at least, and better than Facebook Lite, because all that is is a browser with some built in features!
Switch to Messenger Lite. So much better!