Facebook is without a doubt the most popular social media platform available at the moment. Almost every person with an internet connection is present on Facebook and almost everyone logs into their Facebook account daily. With mobile phones the preferred source of accessing Facebook, you would need the social media giant's app on your phone. While the Facebook app itself is great, it takes up a lot of space, RAM and drains the battery as well. The app keeps getting updated time and again as well with the software on some phones not even supporting the latest Facebook app. Whether it's a storage issue, a battery problem or an old phone with low processing speeds, you can easily find a solution to your problem with a Facebook-lite app. Such an app would let you access Facebook from a different platform rather than using Facebook's own app. Fast, for instance, is a great lightweight app which fits this description.
One of the great things about Fast is that it walks you through the entire process. You are first asked to provide access permission to the app from your Facebook account. Once Fast gets these permissions, you can login using Fast. Once you log in, you can perform the same activities on Facebook as you would be able to do on Facebook's own app. Fast runs a mobile version of Facebook once you log in and you can easily access your timeline, messages, and notifications. You can add friends, search for trends and access your groups and liked pages as well. You can also update your status, comment on other posts and add pictures and videos from your account as well. There is also the option of downloading content from Facebook directly to your phone. This Facebook Lite app lets you perform all functions you would be able to perform normally on Facebook.
However, the great thing about Fast is that it's not just Facebook mini or Facebook Lite. It also offers some interesting features to stand out. Firstly, it has the option of creating a news feed of sorts which shares posts and links from your favored pages on Facebook. You can continue to add different pages to your list and the app would extract posts from these pages and display it on the 'Favorites' tab of the app.
Fast is also great as a Facebook Lite app as it allows you total control over themes, font colors etc. This theme and font color are only applicable to the Favorites tab and not to Facebook's own timeline etc. The app also offers the option of limiting bandwidth usage and of faster loading times by decreasing quality if you want. The app also allows adding your own security code. This ensures that whenever you log in, you have to give that security code. This ensures that even if you leave your Facebook logged in with the app, anybody using your phone won't be able to access the app or your Facebook account.
- Totally customizable user-interface
- Great 'lists' feature to read, access and share your favorite news and posts from your favored Facebook pages
- Very lightweight and doesn't exhaust battery and take up as much space as Facebook and Messenger apps
- Very secure with security pin option also available
- Capable of playing YouTube videos from within the app
- A good widget available too for the home screen
If your phone can't handle the RAM space Facebook and Messenger regularly occupy then Fast would be a great Facebook Lite app for you. Offering all the features that Facebook offers and providing the option of in-app YouTube access, the app is your best option if you want a lightweight app for accessing Facebook!