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Get the Facebook app that uses less data

Get the Facebook app that uses less data
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Whenever you get a new smartphone, there's a list of essential apps you go and download first thing. Among those apps is most likely the Facebook app, but what most people don't know is that Facebook can gobble up a good chunk of your data, just by playing videos automatically.

On top of that, not everyone has a fast and reliable smartphone, or access to a 4G network. And that's what part of the Internet.org initiative is all about. It's Facebook's attempt to bring free or affordable Internet access to everyone across the entire planet.

So if you want to save on your data or if you want to use Facebook despite not having a 4G connection, check out the Facebook Lite app. It's currently only available for Android, but is expected to roll out to Apple gadgets in the near future.

The app installs quickly and only takes up 1 MB of storage, versus the 300+ MB the regular Facebook app takes up and is designed for 2G networks. Better yet, you can enjoy all the regular benefits of Facebook. You can see your wall, get notifications, see your friends walls, access your news feed and more.

Want other tips on how to save your data? Here are three mistakes to avoid when picking your mobile data plan.

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