Counterpoint: FB Lite users deserve the same features as everyone else – even Stories


Yesterday, Facebook rolled out ‘Stories’ to FB Lite – a version of its mobile app meant to minimize data consumption – prompting us to ask: why? Though my colleague Bryan Clark wrote the piece, I was the one who first pointed out the apparent irony: Facebook was rolling out an underused, data-heavy feature onto a version of the app that’s ostensibly meant to save data in emerging markets. But then I realized that’s a pretty arrogant thing for me to say. Just because FB Lite is meant for emerging markets with tight data requirements doesn’t mean its users should miss out on…

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