How can I update Facebook Lite without the Play Store? – Easy and Fast (Example)

Facebook Lite is a mobile application made by the famous Mark Zuckerberg company; Lite in English means light, so, as its name implies, this application it is a lighter and faster version from the conventional Facebook application, which was initially developed for the Asian and African markets with low-end mobiles. But can you update Facebook Lite without the Play Store?

What are the differences between the Facebook App and Facebook Lite?

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As we mentioned before, the first difference that stands out between the two applications is that Facebook Lite is a lighter and faster version; since it eliminates many functions of the Facebook App to leave only those that have to do with chat or message requests; thanks to this Facebook Lite works very well on 2G networks or with certain problems in the fluidity of your connection.

While the Facebook App can easily reach 450 Mb, the Lite version, on the other hand, is less than 2 Mb, a noticeable and crucial difference for mobiles with little memory or with more modest features than the last generation; the reason why does not have features such as mini-games or video conferencing in a group; but you can download videos on your cell phone with Facebook Lite.

Other functionalities that the Lite version had to eliminate are to access and send photos directly from the mobile camera to your contacts or forward the photos that you have previously published on your wall; bubble-style chats were also dispensed with, in addition to greetings, emojis and gifts in conversations.

How can I update Facebook Lite using the Play Store?

In order to update the Facebook Lite application, the first thing you must do is search and press the Google Play icon on your mobile (it has a triangle shape tilted to the right, like the play symbol for musical equipment); once this application is open, we go to the search section and write “Facebook Lite”.

Another alternative is to click on this link, which will take you directly to the download page of the Facebook Lite application in the same way as the previous explanation.

Later click on the “Update” button green in color and the download and update of the App will begin immediately. However, it is good to check before that if we already have the latest update of the application; since it is usually configured to update automatically.

Depending on the country where you are; The Facebook Lite app may not be visible or appear in Google Store search. Given that it is not available for all countries in the world.

But it is not the only way to update your App, it is possible to go to other different pages, which brings us to the central point of this article.

How can I update Facebook Lite without the Play Store?

To be able to update Facebook Lite without using the Play Store, in an easy and fast way it is downloading the APK file (Android installers) corresponding and running it on your mobile device; And the first step is to make sure you have the option that allows you to download and install third-party programs active.

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You should look for this option in the icon “Security> Allow unknown sources” or in “Settings> Unknown sources”, depending on your type of mobile. After that you will have to open your browser and make a search with the words “Facebook Lite APK”; You will get many pages but you must choose a well-known site.

For security reasons you should not go to unknown download pages; It is always better to use websites that you already know previously such as:,,, or; as not all download pages are 100% secure.

Once the page is open, press the button to download, immediately a warning message will appear that we will ignore by pressing the “Accept” button; After the download of the APK file is complete, we will look for it in the “Downloads” icon and click on it and then finish the process by pressing the “Install” button.

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