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Facebook Lite gets reactions and custom camera effects

Facebook has updated its Facebook Lite app, meant for slower networks, with its list of reactions and custom camera effects.

tech Updated: Apr 27, 2017 17:55 IST
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Hindustan Times
         

Facebook Lite, an app meant for slower cellular or internet networks, has been updated with Facebook reactions and custom camera effects.

After the upgrade, Facebook Lite users can now use reactions and take advantage of custom camera effects, including geo-filters and special greetings. Basically Facebook Lite is now more closely in line with the mobile app.

Company chief executive Mark Zuckerberg announced the news today in a Facebook post, revealing that reactions have now been used more than 300 billion times. Launched more than a year ago, this tool lets you be more expressive beyond traditionally “liking” something.

It previously was only available on the web and on Facebook’s iOS and Android apps, but now it appears the social media company has found a way to bring it to the stripped-down version so that it doesn’t consume a lot of data.

And with a push towards augmented reality, Facebook is also bringing its camera updates to Facebook Lite.

First Published: Apr 27, 2017 16:19 IST

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