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Facebook test out Fecbook Lite

Facebook has begun testing its new service dedicated for people who live in areas where broadband internet is hard to find.

Called Facebook Lite, the service will also be useful for mobile phones and is on trial in India, and if successful, will spread to China and Russia. Facebook is hoping to capitalise on use of mobile phones as the primary internet source in developing countries, where narrowband internet is most common.

Facebook Lite is a fast-loading, simplified version of Facebook that enables people to make comments, accept friend requests, write on people's walls, and look at photos and status updates,' said a statement from Facebook.

‘We are currently testing Facebook Lite in countries where we are seeing lots of new users coming to Facebook for the first time and are looking to start off with a more simple experience.'

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