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Facebook Lite preview now available in UAE

Stripped down version of the social networking favourite does away with applications and friend feed filters

Facebook Lite preview now available in UAE
Users in the Middle East can now preview Facebook Lite.

A preview of the new Facebook Lite is now available to users in the Middle East on lite.facebook.com.

The Lite version of the popular social networking website, which was initially launched in the United States and India, has been designed to load faster and is ideal for slow internet connections.

Facebook has been stripped bare on Lite with no applications or friend feed filters. The homepage still displays status updates of friends, along with photos, videos and Wall messages on the right-hand column, with the ‘people you may know’ tool along with a single advertisement on the left.

Most of the settings on Facebook Lite are still inaccessible, with a message that tells users: “This feature isn’t ready yet! We’re working as quickly as we can to finish Facebook Lite.”

With over 250 million active users on Facebook, the company is now keen to see what response will be for its Lite offering.

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