Facebook Kills FB Lite

It’s been just seven months since they introduced Facebook Lite, and Facebook is ready to shut the service down.  Facebook Lite was basically a slimmed down version of Facebook that was designed specifically for users with slow connections.  However, most of the people who used it were actually using high-speed broadband connections, and they just wanted a lighter version of the site.

Facebook didn’t give any notification about this change up to this point, other than this wall post on their official Facebook page:

Thanks to everyone who tried out Facebook Lite. We’re no longer supporting it, but learned a lot from the test of a slimmed-down site. If you used Lite, you’ll now be taken to the main Facebook.com site.

I guess Facebook ran into difficulties maintaining Facebook and Facebook Lite simultaneously, so they just shut down the service.  The good news is that they are working to slim down the main site.  Also, removing this from Facebook’s worry list will allow them to concentrate on the new stuff to be discussed at f8 tomorrow.


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