Facebook makes a better News Feed for slow connections

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Facebook has well over a billion users, but it’s not stopping there: It wants all those users — with wildly different hardware — to have an experience that keeps them coming back.

That’s why it built an entirely new mobile News Feed designed to work with the 2G cellular connections that are common in developing countries. Facebook announced this new News Feed in a blog post.

The Facebook app we enjoy in the U.S. is great, but it requires a fairly robust cellular data connection or Wi-Fi to work. With LTE, that’s not a problem, but for those in emerging markets where only 2G connections are available, it’s often too heavy. Read more…

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