Facebook Lite

Martin Brinkmann
Sep 11, 2009
Updated • Dec 16, 2012
Facebook, Internet

facebook Facebook has activated a lite version of their popular website for users in selected countries. Facebook Lite was initially designed to offer users with slow Internet connections a faster way of accessing the most relevant sections in Facebook. The concept still seems to be valid although only users from selected countries can currently open the Facebook Lite website in their web browsers. The interface of Facebook Lite comes with less noise. Many elements that are displayed on the standard Facebook pages have been removed to provide faster access to the core functionality.

Elements that have been removed include Highlights, the left sidebar navigation to access modules in Facebook, the What's on your mind bar at the top, links to quickly connect with friends and the requests section.

Some functions of these modules are still available on the Facebook Lite page. Friend requests for instance are still shown on the start page while invitations and other requests are not. A quick check with the Firefox add-on Firebug revealed the following size difference: The normal Facebook page had a size of 778 Kilobytes while the Facebook lite page only 113 Kilobytes. These values can obviously vary depending on the messages and images that have been posted. Not all notifications (like when someone earned a reward in a game) are displayed in the Facebook Lite page.

Standard Facebook Page:

Facebook Lite Page:

Some users were able to access Facebook Lite after changing their display language to one of a supported country, e.g. US English. Some users have also received invites (2 to be precise) that they can share with other Facebook users to invite them to test Facebook Lite.


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  1. Anonymous said on August 5, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    i want to be your custemer with lite face book. it is the fastest and latest

  2. Tibebu said on April 8, 2010 at 9:09 am


  3. michel said on March 16, 2010 at 11:39 am

    i want mi old facebook back..can anyone help me

    1. samantha said on June 5, 2011 at 4:42 pm


  4. m v k kannan said on February 12, 2010 at 3:24 am

    hHow do i switch over to normal face book from face book lite as i am not liking it.
    Pl reply

  5. hockeygirl said on December 24, 2009 at 1:46 am

    I HATE FACEBOOK LITE! I accedentallly switched to it, and I don’t like it at all! I want my old facebook back! :'(

    1. Anonymous said on December 30, 2009 at 1:16 pm

      you can’t do it….

  6. fatemeh said on September 28, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    i dont like facebook-lite . what do i do for changr it ? and also i dont have hom pag in facebook-lite.

  7. Nitin said on September 24, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Hi i donno how but my hiome page is converted to facebook lite, i personally dont like it, so is there any option to switch back to the standard facebook page?

    1. fizzy said on December 5, 2009 at 12:25 pm

      I agree with u nitin. It happen to me too! And I want my facebook back!

  8. Swapnil said on September 24, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Hi i donno how but my hiome page is converted to facebook lite, i personally dont like it, so is there any option to switch back to the standard facebook page?

  9. Jeff host said on September 12, 2009 at 2:50 am

    rumored lighter version of Facebook is now available for preview in the United States and India. The new version’s primary purpose, according to Inside

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