Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms that allows you to connect with friends and family.
Facebook Lite is a lightweight version of Facebook that works well on slow internet connections and low-end smartphones.
Many people want to use Facebook Lite on their PCs as well. Here is a guide on how to get Facebook Lite for your Windows PC or Mac.
What is Facebook Lite?
Facebook Lite is a faster and simpler version of Facebook that loads quickly on slow internet connections.
It was specially designed by Facebook for developing countries where people use low-end smartphones and have limited internet data plans.
Key features of Facebook Lite:
- Uses less data and works on 2G networks
- Loads faster on low-end phones
- Streamlined interface with basic options
- Messenger Lite integrated for chats
- Photos and links can be shared
So if you face issues in accessing Facebook on your entry-level smartphone, Facebook Lite is the solution. Now let us see how we can install Facebook Lite on desktops and laptops.
Getting Facebook Lite for PC
Facebook Lite is available only for Android and mobile devices currently.
But you can still use Facebook Lite web version on a PC or Mac using these methods:
Using Web Browser Using Android Emulator
Access Facebook Lite via Web Browser
This is the easiest way to use Facebook Lite on a Windows PC or Mac:
Step 1: Open web browser on your computer. You can use popular browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge etc.
Step 2: Go to lite.facebook.com. Simply enter the lite.facebook.com web address in the URL bar of your web browser.
Step 3: Login with your Facebook account credentials. Use your existing Facebook login email and password to sign in.
And that’s it! You will now see the Facebook Lite interface in your web browser. It is the same view you get on Android, but runs within the browser on your PC.
- Easy and fast to access
- No software installation needed
- Browser-based, not a dedicated app
- Some features may be limited.
Download Facebook Lite App using Android Emulator
Alternatively, you can download the Android version of Facebook Lite app on your computer using an Android emulator software. Popular options include BlueStacks, Nox Player, MEMu etc.
Here are the steps:
Step 1: Install an Android emulator on your PC. Download and install the emulator software. Make sure to download the emulator version that matches your computer’s operating system.
Step 2: Open the emulator and login to your Google account. Many features will require you to login using your existing Google account.
Step 3: Search for Facebook Lite in the emulator’s app store. The emulator will have Google Play Store access where you can search and download apps.
Step 4: Download and install Facebook Lite app. Select and download the Facebook Lite app from play store just like you would on an Android phone.
Step 5: Login and start using!. Open the installed Facebook Lite app from the emulator menu and sign in with your Facebook account.
- Get full app experience
- Notifications and messaging works better
- Need to install big emulator software
- Apps may occasionally have issues
Important Facebook Lite Features
When using Facebook Lite on your Windows laptop or Mac desktop, you can access the following key features:
- Post text updates, photos
- Like, comment on posts in News Feed
- View profiles and add connections
- Use Messenger Lite with chat heads feature
- Receive notifications for messages, events etc.
- Works offline and supports scheduled posts when online
- Data saver option for reduced mobile data usage
- Mark as Unread for posts and messages
Facebook Lite does come with some limitations compared to the main Facebook app. Following features are not available:
- Live videos
- Save to Timeline option
- Voice and video calling support
But all the core Facebook features like friends, groups, events, pages access works perfectly fine.
For sporadic Facebook access, Facebook Lite is a great convenient option even on desktops and large screens.
Facebook Lite allows you to easily access Facebook on entry level smartphones with limited processing power and internet connectivity.
You can also use the lightweight web or Android version of Facebook Lite on your Windows PC and Mac computer using the methods described in this article.
So go ahead and use your existing Facebook account on Facebook Lite via desktop browsers or Android emulator apps on your bigger screened laptop and desktop devices as well. Share your experience with us in comments!