Facebook launches "Facebook Lite" in 8 emerging markets, including Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan & Zimbabwe

Facebook has launched a new simplified version of its mobile app called Facebook Lite, and it’s targeted toward Android users in developing countries.

Designed for older and low-end models of Android phones, Facebook Lite maintains the core functionality of Facebook while only taking up 252 KB of space. The app is also designed to run on slower 2G Internet connections, which will help people in developing countries with aging Internet infrastructures still connect to Facebook.

Read more: Facebook: Android users in developing countries can now use "Facebook Lite" as a simplified version of the social media networking app..